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Dublin: One City, One Book

Reading Dublin - One Dublin One Book 2022

This course will be based around this year's choice of the One Dublin One Book festival 2023  " The Coroner's Daughter by Andrew Hughes. This is a  excellent crime thriller about  a young woman tracking a murderer through the Dublin of 1816.   The course will tie in with events for the Dublin City Libraries: One Dublin One Book festival 2023.  As part of the course we  will also read other titles and look at other material which relates to The Coroner's Daughter and  the Dublin of its time and to Dublin in literature and crime writing. No prior knowledge or skills are required for this course beyond an enjoyment and an interest in reading and in finding out more about your city

Dates Schedule Time Venue/Location Fee €
05 Apr 2023 to 26 Apr 2023 Sessions:
4 Wednesdays
10.00 - 12.00
Apr 05, 12, 19, 26
10.00 Pearse Street Library


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Duration: 4 Wednesdays
Time: 10.00 - 12.00
Dates: Apr 05, 12, 19, 26
Location: Pearse Street Library

Garrett Fagan has taught at universities in Dublin and at Warwick University in the UK. He has interests in Renaissance literature, legal - literary relations and Anglo Irish writing.

At the end of the course students should be able to:

• Be aware of the richness and diversity of Dublin’s literary heritage

• Be aware of the historical and political and social contexts that Dublin’s literature grew out of and responded to

• Have an understanding of how literature can relate to social and political contexts in which it is produced or performed

• Be aware of how a given text relates to a literary tradition

• Confidently talk about their response to any given text they might read and to deploy the correct terminology

• Have an increased understanding of the sorts of conversations and insights it is possible to have about literature through literary analysis

• Be able to identify and comment on genre, form and literary conventions in the works studied 

• Discussion.

• Participative group work.

• Short Audio/ video clips

• Short tutor presentations,

• Short student presentations.

• Field trip to Dublin Writers Museum/ Attendance at events associated with the One City One Book festival.

Those interested in combining an interest and enjoyment of reading with finding out more about the culture and literature of Ireland.