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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This course is part of the Literature Summer Programme.

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"Tears and laughter," says Samuel Beckett's Molloy, "they are so much Gaelic to me." Tracing a genealogy of comic fiction in Ireland, we will look at two classics of the genre: Beckett's Murphy, a Swiftian tale of madness and ginger biscuits, and Flann O'Brien's neglected masterpiece, The Third Policeman. We will look at extracts from contemporary exemplars such as Claire Louise Bennett and Keith Ridgway.


Course dates

08 Jul 2019 to 12 Jul 2019

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

24 Jun 2019

Course director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

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Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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