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Summer 2018 Program announced

Posted by: Joseph Kelly | September 12, 2017 | No Comment |

The College of Charleston’s Summer School in Ireland will offer five classes in June, 2018.  Students arrive in Dublin on June 3rd, and the program ends on June 30th.  We will spend approximately three weeks in Dublin with a seven-day field trip to the west and north of Ireland.

Students from all majors and minors are welcome.

Though students arrange their own airfare, they will be greeted at the Dublin airport by program faculty and transported to the St. Patrick’s Campus of Dublin City University, where we are housing.  Similarly, students will be ferried to the airport at appropriate times for their departing flights.  All transportation within Ireland is supplied by the program.

Greystones, County Wicklow

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Meeting 2 February 3pm

Posted by: Joseph Kelly | February 1, 2017 | No Comment |

Professors Delay, Glenn, and Kelly will be meeting with students who have begun the summer study abroad application in Dr. Kelly’s office on Thursday, 2 February, 3pm. That’s 72 George Street–the mustard-colored house next to the construction site.  Students who have not yet begun the application are welcome to attend also.

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Summer 2017 Program Approved

Posted by: Joseph Kelly | August 17, 2016 | No Comment |

The College of Charleston’s Center for International Education just approved our 2017 Summer Study Abroad in Ireland program.  The program will run from 3-30 June.  We will be in Dublin, staying in the dorms at Dublin City University.  In addition to day trips in and around Dublin, we’ll take an 8-day field trip to the West and North.

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Who’s buried in Yeats’s tomb?

Posted by: Joseph Kelly | August 1, 2015 | No Comment |

Read the Irish Times article to find out!

Yeats' tombstone at Drumcliffe Church, under the shadow of Benbulben.

Yeats’ tombstone at Drumcliffe Church, under the shadow of Benbulben.

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Seamus Heaney’s “Punishment”

Posted by: Joseph Kelly | July 22, 2015 | No Comment |


I can feel the tug

Seamus Heaney

of the halter at the nape
of her neck, the wind
on her naked front.

It blows her nipples
to amber beads,
it shakes the frail rigging
of her ribs.

I can see her drowned
body in the bog,
the weighing stone,
the floating rods and boughs.


Windeby Girl

Windeby Girl

Under which at first
she was a barked sapling
that is dug up
oak-bone, brain-firkin:

her shaved head
like a stubble of black corn,
her blindfold a soiled bandage,
her noose a ring

to store
the memories of love.
Little adulteress,
before they punished you

you were flaxen-haired,
undernourished, and your
tar-black face was beautiful.
My poor scapegoat,

I almost love you
but would have cast, I know,
the stones of silence.
I am the artful voyeuur

of your brain’s exposed
and darkened combs,
your muscles’ webbing
and all your numbered bones:

I who have stood dumb
when your betraying sisters,*
cauled in tar,
wept by the railings,

who would connive
in civilized outrage
yet understand the exact
and tribal, intimate revenge.


*Irish women punished by the punished by the IRA for dating English soldiers during the modern Troubles.

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Hello world!

Posted by: Joseph Kelly | September 24, 2012 | 1 Comment |

Welcome to College of Charleston Blogs. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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