Immaculata Continues its Offerings of Irish Studies Courses
The Irish Studies program at Immaculata University features a new course for fall 2005, namely, "John B. Keane: Kerry Playwright." The popular Kerryman, who died in 2002, will be represented by three of his best known works in a one-credit course scheduled to begin on October 5.
Sister Marie Hubert Kealy, IHM, a member of the university English faculty, focused her graduate study on the plays of Keane and has published a study of the author bearing the same title as the course. Her presentation, based on interviews with John B. Keane and other Irish theatre professionals, will enrich the reading of Sive, The Field, and Big Maggie. This course will run on Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, and November 2, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. and may be taken for credit or for enrichment.
Irish Studies at Immaculata will also feature a repetition of the popular local history study on Duffy´s Cut. The course, "The Legend of Duffy´s Cut" is scheduled as a weekend program on Friday, September 30, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., and on Saturday, October 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Professors William Watson and John Ahtes of the university history faculty will present the findings of their research on the fate of the immigrant railroad laborers and their gravesite in Malvern.
Those interested in registering for these courses should contact the College of LifeLong Learning at 610-647-4400, ext. 3236 for information on scheduling and fees.
Immaculata University, a Catholic coeducational institution is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
z:word: release: Irish Studies Courses for Fall 2005 7.11.2005