Senior Assist. Prof. Dr Plamen Gaptov
ECTS credits: 3
The aim of the course is to introduce students to some of the most central debates in Irish cultural studies as well as provide a survey of Irish literature. The topics will be discussed in lectures where student participation is of the essence. The approach to the material will be interdisciplinary while both presentation and discussion will be facilitated by the use of multimedia. Students will work with texts and other materials independently and this work will culminate in a final project which will be part of the assessment. No previous knowledge of Irish studies is assumed but a requirement is the willingness to develop an understanding of the key issues through out-of-class preparation. Since the lectures cover a wide range of topics, the attempt will be made to provide a set of materials selected for their representativeness as well as their appeal and depth. Language of instruction: English.