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New Irish Studies Course on Elizabeth Bowen

#21 CONTACT: Lydia Szyjka
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 610-647-4400, Ext. 3143

NEW COURSE IN IRISH STUDIES PROGRAM AT IMMACULATA

The Irish Studies Program at Immaculata University announces a new course on the fiction of Elizabeth Bowen. The course, taught by Mary C. Simonis, will focus, as its title suggests, on "Elizabeth Bowen: the Big House in Anglo-Irish Literature." The course begins on Monday, October 25, and continues for five Mondays from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
The Big House, as the center of Anglo-Irish influence in Ireland, is a significant feature of 19th and 20th century Irish writing, and Elizabeth Bowen´s fiction often draws upon her own experience and that of her class in the waning years of the Ascendancy.
Mary Simonis is a graduate of University College Dublin where she specialized in Anglo-Irish literature and drama. She will focus on the Big House as both symbol and character in Irish literature; she will draw on Ms. Bowen´s short stories to illustrate the centrality of the Big House to Anglo-Irish culture. In addition to their thematic importance, the beautifully crafted stories will delight all readers, even those with little interest in Irish politics and culture. The cost is $320 if taken for credit and $160 if taken as a non-credit workshop.
Registration is ongoing through the College of LifeLong Learning at Immaculata University. Call 610-647-4400, ext. 3245 or 3238 or email cll@immaculata.edu for further information.
Immaculata University, a Catholic comprehensive liberal arts institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

z:word/release: Elizabeth Bowen Irish Studies Class #21 (8.26.04)