This Literary Locations program offers students the opportunity to study Irish culture and history through literature- broadly conceived- and then to spend ten days exploring Ireland itself. In the classroom we will explore images of Ireland and conceptions Irish identity in a range of expressive forms- folklore, song, short stories, novels, poetry, drama, and film. Authors will include luminaries of the Irish Literary Renaissance (including William Butler Yeats, Lady Gregory, and John Millington Synge), established contemporary writers (including Seamus Heaney and Brian Friel), and rising stars (including Martin McDonagh and Glenn Patterson). To be sure, upstarts and punks (including James Joyce and Robert McLiam Wilson) will get their due. Films will include works by directors Robert Flaherty, John Huston, Neil Jordan, and John Sayles. At the conclusion of spring quarter, we will travel as a class to Dublin, Galway, and the Aran Islands- and points in between to visit the actual locations of what we have read, heard, and seen.
You will walk in the footsteps of literary greats, condemned patriots, grey-eyed saints, and quite possibly your great, great grandparents. You will scale the pre-Christian ramparts of Dun Conchuir, brave the fairy blast atop the Hill of Tara, and puzzle over ancient rock art carved in burial tombs a millennium older than Stonehenge. As fiddle and accordion mingle with the crash of the Atlantic, you will cast your mournful eyes to the pub floor and weep at the mere thought of returning home.
We will travel as a class to Dublin, Galway, the Aran Islands, and points in between to visit the actual locations of what we have read, heard, and seen.
Courses and Credits
Students will take a pre-departure class English 595 (Literary Locations, 5 credits) during Spring Quarter. They will also be enrolled in International Studies 697 (5 credits), which will convert to English 697 (5 credits) at the end of the program abroad.
Special note for graduate students: Graduate students outside of the English Department should take English 595; graduate students in English can sign up for either English 693 or 993, instead of 595. They will also be enrolled in International Studies 697 (5 credits), which will be converted to English 697 (5 credits) at the end of the program abroad.
Students will stay in double and triple rooms in centrally located three-star hotels in Dublin and Galway. Breakfast is included every morning at the hotel.
You are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $TBA program fee. The program fee includes TBA. It does not cover TBA.
The actual cost for Ohio State to run this program is $TBA per student; this cost is subsidized by the Office of International Affairs in the amount of $1,000 (subject to change). If you withdraw from the program, please be advised you may be responsible for paying up to $TBA.
Applicants must submit the Office of International Affairs Study Abroad Application online via Buckeyelink
. Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed to your Statement of Account. The application fee will be refunded only if you are not accepted or submit a written request to withdraw your application prior to the application deadline.
Special Petition Process
In the event that a U.S. Department of State travel warning is issued or already in place for this country, study abroad will be possible only by special petition.* The petition must be submitted one month before the application deadline. The Study Abroad Health & Safety Committee will review the petition. For further information, and to obtain the petition form, please contact the OIA study abroad coordinator.
All students will be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs. These sessions will offer important information on travel, health, academic expectations, and Irish history and culture. The dates and locations of orientation meetings will be provided in the letter of acceptance.
Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov
Ohio State Funding Opportunities: oia.osu.edu
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov
(travel warnings/country specific information)
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel
(geographic health recommendations)
Literary Locations - Ireland: go.osu.edu/LiteraryIreland
Information about Getting Started sessions and study abroad coordinator advising hours can be viewed at http://oia.osu.edu/study-abroad.html
. Questions about study abroad programs can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Office of International Affairs is located in Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue.
*Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement in this handout, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. The Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program for which a State Department travel warning is in effect. It is the policy of Ohio State not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or handicap in matters of admission, employment, housing, or services in the educational programs which it administers in accordance with civil rights legislation.