Immaculata University Adds New Courses to its Irish Studies Program

The spring semester in Irish Studies at Immaculata features new courses in film and women´s literature, which will augment the ongoing classes in Irish language and a popular course in Irish history.
Beginning February 2, and continuing for five Thursdays, John Lavin will develop "Empathy and Transformation in Irish Film." The course will examine the effect of Irish film upon the negotiation of peace in Ireland by observing the choices directors make in translating plays and novels into film. Students will study several films in their historical and social contexts and discuss the ways in which human rights questions have been posed and answered by movies.
In March, Mary Simonis will offer "Reading Irish Women." Each of the five classes will focus on a short story as a springboard to discussing feminine identity in relation to Irish national identity. The stories will include works by Elizabeth Bowen, Edna O´Brien, Evan Boland and others.
"Empathy and Transformation in Film" will meet on Thursdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23, and March 2, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. "Reading Irish Women" will meet on Wednesdays, March 1, 15, 22, 29, and April 5, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Courses may be taken for credit or enrichment. Students seeking credit will have short writing assignments in each course.
To register for courses in Irish Studies, contact the College of LifeLong Learning at 610-647-4400 X3245 or 3238. For general information about courses and lecture sponsored by the Irish Studies Program, contact Sister Marie Hubert Kealy at 610-647-4400, ext. 3720.
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.

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