LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE




Prof. David Campion







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SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

FALL 2006

Week ISep 5-7Introduction
Week IISep 12-14Ireland's Ethnic Identities and Loyalties
Week IIISep 19-21The Famine in History and Memory
Week IVSep 26-28Politics and the Irish Literary Renaissance
Week VOct 3-5The Irish Diaspora
Week VIOct 10-12The Easter Rising and Irish Republicanism: Ideology and Action
Week VIIOct 17-19The Irish Experience in Fiction and Reality
Week VIIIOct 24-26The Irish in America
Week IXOct 31-Nov 2The Troubles: Political and Social Analyses
Week XNov 7-9The Troubles: Republican and Unionist Perspectives
Week XINov 14-16The Troubles: Ordinary Lives
Week XIINov 21-23The "Celtic Tiger"
Week XIIINov 28-30Women in Modern Ireland
Week XIVDec 5-7Nationalism, Religion, and Irish Identities Revisited
Week XVDec 12Conclusion: Final Discussion



Week I: Introduction

Sep 5: Introductory discussion
Sep 7: Lecture: Review of Irish history, 1800-present

Suggested Reading:
R.F. Foster, Modern Ireland, 1600-1972




Week II: Ireland's Ethnic Identities and Loyalties

Sep 12: Discussion: Leyburn
Sep 14: Discussion: Leyburn
Discussion Leaders
PETER
STEPHEN


Reading:
James Leyburn, The Scotch-Irish: A Social History (pp. xi-xix, 3-183)

Suggested Reading:
Foster, Prologue, Ch.3

Music:
Traditional Ballad, "The Wearin' o' the Green" (1798)



Week III: The Famine in History and Memory

Sep 19: Discussion: Woodham-Smith
Sep 21: Discussion: Woodham-Smith
Discussion Leaders
MOLLY
JULIANNE


Reading:
Cecil Woodham-Smith, The Great Hunger: Ireland, 1845-1849

Suggested Reading:
Foster, Ch.14

Music:
Sinéad O'Connor, "Skibbereen"




Week IV: Politics and the Irish Literary Renaissance

Sep 26: Shaw
Sep 28: Yeats
Discussion Leaders
JASON
REBECCA


Reading:
George Bernard Shaw, "John Bull's Other Island"
William Butler Yeats, "Cathleen ní Hoolihan"

Suggested Reading:
Foster, Ch.16-18

Suggested Films:
The Dead (1988), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1977)



Week V: The Irish Diaspora

Oct 3: Discussion: Fitzpatrick, Miller
Oct 5: Discussion: Fitzpatrick, Miller
Discussion Leaders
JESSICA
ANDREW


Reading:
David Fitzpatrick, "Ireland and the Empire" in The Oxford History of the British Empire, Vol. III., Ch.22
Kerby Miller, Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America, (pp. 3-8, 102-135, 345-568)

Suggested Reading:
Foster, Ch.15

Suggested Films:
Long Journey Home: The Irish in America (1996) [documentary]
Out of Ireland: The Story of Irish Emigration to America (1995) [documentary]
The Irish Empire (1998) [documentary]



Week VI: The Easter Rising and Irish Republicanism: Ideology and Action

Oct 10: Guest speaker: John Callahan, Morgan S. Odell Professor of Humanities
-------- Film: Michael Collins, 7-10 PM, Miller 102
Oct 12: Discussion: Collins, Yeats, Ingram
Discussion Leaders
KYLE
AMYE



Reading:
Michael Collins, The Path to Freedom
W.B. Yeats, "Easter 1916," "The Rose Tree," "Sixteen Dead Men"
John Kells Ingram, "The Memory of the Dead" (1900)
Proclamation of the Irish Republic (1916)

Suggested Reading:
Foster, Ch.19-20

Suggested Films:
Shake Hands with the Devil (1959), The last September (1999), The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)



Week VII: The Irish Experience in Fiction and Reality

Oct 17: Discussion: Doyle, Collins (continued)
Oct 19: Discussion: Doyle
Discussion Leaders
AMYE
PETER


Reading:
Roddy Doyle, A Star Called Henry

Suggested Films:
The Field (1990), The Butcher Boy (1998)



Week VIII: The Irish in America

Oct 24: Discussion: O'Connor
Oct 26: Discussion: O'Connor
Discussion Leaders
KYLE
REBECCA


Reading:
Thomas O'Connor, The Boston Irish: A Political History

Music:
Wolfe Tones, "The Streets of New York"

Suggested Films:
The Last Hurrah (1958), Gangs of New York (2002), The Matchmaker (1997)
The Molly Maguires (1970), This is My Father (1998), In America (2003)



Week IX: The Troubles: Political and Social Analyses

Oct 31: Discussion: Ruane & Todd
Nov 2: Discussion: Ruane & Todd
Discussion Leaders
MOLLY
JULIANNE


Reading:
Joseph Ruane & Jennifer Todd, The Dynamics of Conflict in Northern Ireland, (pp. 1-83, 204-324)

Suggested Films:
Endgame in Ireland (2002) [documentary], In the Name of the Father (1993)




Week X: The Troubles: Republican and Unionist Perspectives

Nov 7: Discussion: Adams
Nov 9: Discussion: Thatcher
------- Film: Some Mother's Son, 7-10 PM, Miller 102
Discussion Leaders
ANDREW
CONSUELO



Reading:
Gerry Adams, Free Ireland: Toward a Lasting Peace
Margaret Thatcher, "Shadows of Gunmen" (Ch. XIV in The Downing Street Years, 1979-1990)

Video:
Bobby Sands elected MP for Fermanagh/South Tyrone (1981)
Charlie Rose interview with Gerry Adams (1995)
David Frost interview with Rev. Ian Paisley (2008)

Suggested Films:
Behind the Mask: The IRA and Sinn Féin (1997) [documentary]
The Maze (2002) [documentary]

Images:
Northern Ireland Murals and Photos



Week XI: The Troubles: Ordinary Lives

Nov 14: Discussion: Wilson
Nov 16: Discussion: Wilson
Discussion Leaders
STEPHEN
JASON


Reading:
Robert McLiam Wilson, Eureka Street

Suggested Films:
Hidden Agenda (1990), The Boxer (1998), The Informant (1997)
Four Days in July (1985), Bloody Sunday (2003), Omagh (2004)



Week XII: The "Celtic Tiger"

Nov 21: Discussion: Coulter & Coleman, Economist survey
Nov 23: THANKSGIVING (NO CLASS)
Discussion Leaders
AMYE
KATIE


Reading:
"The Luck of the Irish: A Survey of Ireland", The Economist, 16 Oct 2004
Colin Coulter & Steve Coleman (eds), The End of Irish History? Critical Approaches to the Celtic Tiger, (pp. 1-33, 74-121, 155-207)

Suggested Reading:
Foster, Ch.22

SPECIAL EVENT
Frank McCourt, author and teacher
Portland Arts & Lectures
Monday, Nov 20, 7:30 PM - Arlene Schnitzer Hall




Week XIII: Women in Modern Ireland

Nov 28: Discussion: Hill
Nov 30: Discussion: Hill
Discussion Leaders
JESSICA
KATIE


Reading:
Myrtle Hill, Women in Ireland: A Century of Change

Suggested Films:
Circle of Friends (1995), Dancing at Lughnasa (1998), The Magdalene Sisters (2003), Veronica Guerin (2003)



Week XIV: Nationalism, Religion, and Irish Identities Revisited

Dec 5: Discussion: O'Brien
Dec 7: Discussion: O'Brien
Discussion Leaders
STEPHEN
CONSUELO


Reading:
Conor Cruise O'Brien, Ancestral Voices: Religion and Nationalism in Ireland

Suggested Reading:
Foster, Ch.23

Suggested Film:
A Love Divided (1999)



Week XV: Conclusion

Dec 12: Final Discussion

BIBLIOGRAPHIC ESSAY DUE DEC 15




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