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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This course is part of the Summer Programme 2022.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

“Tears and laughter,” says Beckett’s Molloy, “they are so much Gaelic to me.” This course examines Beckett’s two funniest novels — Murphy (1938), a Swiftian tale of madness and ginger biscuits, and Watt (1942), a send-up of the quest for knowledge — and situates them in a genealogy of comic writing in Ireland.



Course dates

10 Jul 2022 to 16 Jul 2022

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

26 Jun 2022

Course director

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


International Summer Programme
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Credits dependent on home institution

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code