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ACE2263 Paris Between the Wars: Trauma, Hope and Shocking Art (Morning).ONLINE COURSE ONLY is a Course

ACE2263 Paris Between the Wars: Trauma, Hope and Shocking Art (Morning).ONLINE COURSE ONLY

Feb 2 - Mar 9, 2022

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Full course description

Course Overview

Paris Between The Wars. After the Belle Epoque came the horrors of The Great War. Humanity and the world would never be the same again. The trauma and relief left by the survivors impacted society, politics and culture. In this course we shall virtually visit Paris in the this age of change and hope. We will examine the literature of the émigré Irish and Americans who flocked to the city of light for solace and inspiration. The shocking art of the new will warn us of the further terrors to come.

Course Schedule 


Classes will be delivered online on Wednesdays 10:30 am-12:30 pm for six weeks from 26 January to 2 March.


1.     Literary Lairs: Sylvia Beach: Shakespeare & Co.

2.     The Irish: James Joyce: Ulysses.

3.     The Lost Generation (Americans Abroad)

4.     Poets in Paris

5.     Gay Paree

6.     Surrealism and Dada

Course Lecturers

Dr. Emma Bidwell has a Ph.D in English. She is the Director of “Screening Ireland”, a programme offered by the University of Limerick. She also lectures on a Women’s Studies MA programme. Dr. Bidwell teaches for University College Cork, the University of Limerick, and for her own West Cork College.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be at least 18 years old at course commencement.


Short courses are not assessed. Students will receive a UCC Certificate of Attendance upon completion.

Closing Date for Application

Monday 17 January

Contact Details for Further Information

Regina Sexton, Phone: 021-4904700, Email: