Maureen Dunphy-Brady, MA, NYU Glucksman Ireland House, Irish Historian
Irish novelists have begun the process of fictionalizing the turbulent period in Northern Ireland known as “The Troubles” (1968-98), in an effort to interrogate trauma and attempt to conciliate the personal impact of the events. These novels grapple with difficult topics that arise during times of violent conflict but also demonstrate the redemptive power of the human spirit. Classes take place once a month for a three-month period. Students will read a novel by a different author each month and participate in discussions moderated by the instructor. 3 SESSIONS (includes light refreshments)
Oct 11, Trespasses by Louise Kennedy
Nov 8, Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen
Dec 13, Country by Michael Hughes
Seating is limited – register early!