Autumn Term 2016

Theme – All In The Mind



Tuesday 13th Dr Deirdre O’Grady
Lecture 1 – Introducing Opera – From the Court to the Castle
Tuesday 20th Lecture 2 – Giuseppe Verdi and Psychological Drama
Tuesday 27th Niamh O’Sullivan 
Graffiti at Kilmainham


Tuesday 4th Dr Deirdre O’Grady
Lecture 3 – Puccini in Paris, Rome & Ancient China
Monday 10th / Tuesday 11th Mark Roper 
The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguru
Monday 17th / Tuesday 18th The Remains of the Day
Monday 24th / Tuesday 25th The Remains of the Day
Monday 31st / Tuesday 1st November Mid Term


Monday 7th / Tuesday 8th Poems by Elizabeth Bishop – These poems will be made available in the classes
Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th There is an edition available: The Century Edition
Monday 21st / Tuesday 22nd
 Monday 28th / Tuesday 29th  Gilead: Marilynne Robinson
 Monday 5th / Tuesday 6th
 Monday 12th / Tuesday 13th



The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguru

ISBN 978-0571258246 Faber & Faber

The novels narrator, Stevens, is a perfect English butler who tries to give his narrow existence form and meaning through the self-effacing, almost mystical practise of his profession.

Gilead, Marilynne Robinson

ISBN 978-1844081486 Virago

In 1956, towards the end of Reverend John Ames’s life, he begins a letter to his young son, a kind of last testament to his remarkable forebears.


All of the books will be looked at in the above order.  Please be sure to get the edition recommended, as the use of different editions slows the class.

Stonehouse books will have all of the above. (An Independent Kilkenny Bookshop).

A list will be available in other bookshops also.