Dublin: Irish Society, Literature and Film (closed)
- Summer 1 Semester - May 21- June 20, 2013
- Summer 1 Semester - Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and program may fill at any time. Final deadline – January 24.
Faculty Leader: Patrick Mullen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (email@example.com)
Information Session: 5-6:30 on Tuesday November 6 in the Barrs Room of the English Dept, located across from 473
Courses: ENGL3487: Film and Text Abroad & ENGL2600: Irish Literary Culture Abroad
Description: In this program students will be introduced to modern Irish culture and society through its vibrant traditions of literature and film. Students will focus on the exploration of Irish novels, short stories, and films using these as gateways to explore the island’s history, politics, monuments, architecture, landscapes, music, food, and folk culture. Literature has long held a uniquely important place in Ireland, so students will have the opportunity to read Irish greats such as Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce, and modern prize-winners such as Seamus Heaney, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright, and Colm Toibín. Students will learn techniques of literary analysis and discover how literature situates itself in the rich life of the island. Irish film production took off in the 1990s, but the explosion that brought the world powerful films such as In the Name of the Father and The Magdalene Laundries grew out of a long relationship between Ireland and cinema. Students will be invited to explore this cinematic history as well as contemporary film production both experimental and mainstream.
- ENGL2600: Irish Literary Culture Abroad
- ENGL3487: Film and Text Abroad
We work with both Boston College Dublin and University College Dublin. Students will find a fully functioning support system with local knowledge and global access.
Minimum 2.5 GPA, Students will be interviewed by Professor Mullen and co-leader, Prof. Joe Nugent of Boston College.
- Online Dialogue of Civilizations application (available on OISP website)
- Unofficial transcript which you can download and print from MyNEU
- One copy of passport ID page – To be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance.
- 2-3 page essay answering the following questions:
- What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
- How will the program further your academic and career goals?
- What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
- What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?
**Faculty may require additional information and/or interview (after application deadline)
**Please note that prior to 11/15/12 your unofficial transcript and essay should be handed in to OISP. After 11/15/12, please send them directly to your faculty leaderSchedule Appointment →
DOC Fee: $2,750
Tuition and DOC Fee cover 8 Northeastern credits, round-trip airfare from Boston, housing for program duration, International SOS assistance, as well as some local transport, excursions and group meals.
Students will be staying on the campus of University College Dublin (UCD), a short 15-minute bus ride from the center of town. We have reserved 6 person suites with private rooms and a kitchenette. There is campus security and the dorms and the suites both have restricted access. UCD hosts students from all over the world during the summer and schedules an exciting array of campus activities. Students will be able to cook food and do laundry on campus.
Céad Mile Fáilte—A thousand welcomes…
Ireland means so many different things to so many different people: land of lore and legend, leprechauns and fairies, the old country that so many Americans trace their roots to; the roaring Celtic tiger that now finds itself under the critical care of Angela Merkel and the European Union; home of world-class writers such as Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland and Anne Enright; the field of the world’s fastest sport, hurling, and Gaelic football, and one of the best places to surf on earth, famous hospitality and witty talk, the birthplace of Guinness and the celebrated craic (Irish for fun). This Dialogue will introduce you to it all: Ireland ancient and modern, rural and urban, cultural and economic, serious and playful. You will spend 5 weeks in the country’s capital, Dublin, an ancient Viking city, and travel to the wild west to Galway City and the Aran islands. You will meet famous writers and filmmakers, play Irish sports, learn to pull a pint, see some of the best films you’ve ever seen, read books that you will force your friends and families to read, you’ll learn about strengths you never had, and you’ll have an experience that will change your life. Come to Ireland!