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Writing Ireland’s Border: Literature, film and image,1920-2020 with Prof. Lance Pettitt

Writing Ireland’s Border: Literature, film and image,1920-2020 with Prof. Lance Pettitt

Class Dates: 4 March until 8 April – 6 weeks inclusive

Times: 6.30pm-8.30pm

Course fee: £75

Sign Up using link: https://forms.gle/hjJEPTbcpVNKKu6K8

To mark the centenary of its existence, this course explores how the Border has featured in Irish writing, film and visual culture.

Starting with an examination of its political origins leading up to 1920 and its immediate aftermath, the course considers the geographical and historical contexts for understanding the significance of the Border in the Irish imagination.

A course booklet pdf will be provided on registration. This will contain full details of the fiction, films and photographers covered on the course. Pre-reading for the course includes chapters from Mary Daly (n.d) on Ireland and Brexit, Ivan Gibbons (2018) and Diarmaid Ferriter (2019) to provide a historical and political context.

Course tutor: Professor Lance Pettitt (Birkbeck).

The first course can be offered as a taster lesson before payment is needed.