In English we teach a wide range of subjects, from Anglo-Irish Literature, including Joyce, to Romantic and Victorian literature, modernism and contemporary literature, American literature and world literature in English, early modern writing and medieval studies, and women’s writing and gender studies. Courses are taught through lectures, seminars, and small-group teaching. Many distinguished writers – from James Joyce to Neil Jordan and Colm Toibín – are UCD graduates, and visits by writers are encouraged; the School has also made its mark in criticism and is proud to number Denis Donoghue, Seamus Deane and J.C.C. Mays among its emeritus professors.

WELCOME TO THE SPRING TRIMESTER 2020-21 AT UCD SCHOOL OF ENGLISH, DRAMA AND FILM

 

UCD is committed to ensuring that each student can engage with their academic programme effectively and has access to the highest quality learning and student experience possible. Schools in the College of Arts and Humanities are prioritising wellbeing, quality, and flexibility, across all our modules. Our stimulating teaching and learning environments are designed to ensure your safety, to meet disciplinary demands, and to provide access for all.

 

The School of English, Drama, and Film has put a great deal of thought into balancing the many concerns brought by covid-19, including prioritizing the health and safety of all students and staff, the need for social distancing and personal protection, managing limitations on the use of classroom space, and the desire to provide opportunities to build personal connections among students and faculty. For the Spring trimester, all of our classes will continue to be provided online, and we will only provide face-to-face classes when such instruction is considered pedagogically and practically necessary, and when this has been deemed safe. We see online instruction as the most equitable pedagogical solution since not all students will be able to come into campus due to restrictions on travel and assembly, and due to concerns for their own health or those of family members. If we are able to return to campus-based teaching later in the Spring trimester, all face-to-face classes will have alternative online modes of learning to enable remote learning to continue. While each module will be handled differently, students can expect the following overarching principles:

 

 

All modules in the School have been assessed for the safest and fairest means of delivery. Specific information about each module and programme will be available in January prior to the commencement of the trimester. All School plans are based on the public health guidance currently available, and are subject to change.

 

If you have any general queries, please contact the Arts and Humanities Connector at https://www.ucd.ie/artshumanities/contact/artshumanitiesconnector/

 

If you have specific queries about programmes in the School of English, Drama and Film, please contact the School staff:

CREATIVE WRITING:  malgorzata.wojnicka@ucd.ie 

DRAMA AND FILM: stacy.grouden@ucd.ie

ENGLISH: pauline.slattery@ucd.ie or karen.jackman@ucd.ie

GRADUATE STUDIES: graduateedf@ucd.ie

 

FIRST YEAR INFORMATION