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Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

Poetry and Purpose in Northern Ireland

GLST 271: Community Engaged Learning, Poetry and Purpose in Northern Ireland (3 cr)

This course is based in Ballycastle and works with Corrymeela, a peace and reconciliation organization. Students will explore Irish poets, old and new, from W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney to spoken-word poet and rapper Denise Chaila.  Then they’ll interview writers about the purpose of their work and its place in the history of the region. Service experiences are an important part of the course, and the final project includes coordinating a community reading.

For cost-efficient travel, take Poetry and Purpose with GLST 251, Cultural Perspectives, Global Literature in London. The course can also be taken separately.

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