The discipline of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies is concerned with the relation and interaction between Language and Literature in a certain Cultural environment.
Language studies or linguistics is a science that tackles language from the perspective of structure, form, meaning and context, while literature is the art of the written composition, divided in poetry, prose and theatre. The complex discipline of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies aims at enabling the student to build a deep understanding of a culture based on the language and literature of that culture. Language and literature are both a very powerful expression tools and they offer insight into the building elements of a culture, the particular characteristics of a society or social group in terms of spirituality, intellect, emotion and physical environment. These two forms of expression are some of the strongest transmission channels of the cultural heritage of a society and researching those helps understand the drivers and mechanisms of the culture in question.
This fascinating discipline helps to understand and value the cultural diversity of the human society that is becoming more and more globalized and detached to specific culture. Being aware of the different cultural backgrounds of the members of our cross-cultural environment helps not only preserve the valuable artefacts and manifestations of that culture, but also to better communicate and cooperate in our day to day activity.
Improve your language skills through the Get the Edge program. This summer school is designed to meet the needs of students whose first language is not English, and who wish to improve their English language ability for the purposes of using it to study at undergraduate courses in universities. The program will take place from June 27th to July 11th 2015 and will include exciting cultural activties during the weekends of your stay. Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s highest ranking university. Situated in one of the friendliest cities in Europe, Trinity stands at the heart of a bustling cultural hub. Our Summer 2015 courses will give all students the chance to see what it’s like studying at university on our beautiful historic campus. Social and cultural events mean that all attendees will receive a taste of Irish life, while making friends from all over the world.
The summer course Anne Frank in Amsterdam and Beyond explores the different ways in which this narrative has been retold, through the past seventy years and in different media.
Some of the most powerful and moving English poetry of the modern period was written during or about the First World War. This course examines the context of that poetry and issues involved in studying it by exploring the life and writing of three major war poets: Owen, Rosenberg and Sassoon, amongst others.
This course offers a concise view of the birth of science fiction as a literary genre, its development and its increasingly ambitious themes which both connect with and propose to change reality. Class topics include the history and definitions of science fiction, SF in different media (TV, films, games), the relationship between SF and natural and human sciences, and the study of SF fan culture.
The English Literature A Level course will open up the world of classic and contemporary literature, helping you to become a confident reader of a range of texts and improving your ability to respond to and analyse what you read. Studying English literature broadens your horizons intellectually and career-wise, as it helps you to develop valuable analytical and expressive skills that are highly prized by any employer.
Long term courses of six or nine months of General English with additional special interest areas such as British culture and society, English literature, advanced grammar and vocabulary, and business English.
The course will focus on Intercultural Communication theories and models and also to multilingualism by giving examples for different regional areas and the participants will analyze multilingualism, bilingualism and also media by using critical discourse analysis.
Nineteenth- century literature was diverse, exciting and mobile; literary movements were not restricted to single countries, but developed through crossing linguistic and geographic boundaries. This course is for anyone who is interested in nineteenth-century literature and society, and will also appeal to anyone who would like to gain a greater sense of how literature transformed throughout the nineteenth century.
A short, intensive preparation course for students due to start their course in September Academically qualified students who have already been accepted into a University undergraduate or postgraduate course can use this course to improve their English quickly. Eligible students will receive a joint CAS for their Pre-sessional English course and GCU programme.
This course examines the philosophy, ethics, social and political thought, historiography, medicine and science, aesthetics, literature and culture, and religious thinking of the period of the Scottish Enlightenment. It also considers the influence of the Scottish Enlightenment on the education and politics of America.
We are considering a new ‘English for Academic Purposes’ course in 2016, which will focus more specifically on using written, spoken and listening skills as they relate to Academic Training and Development. The two-week course would run as a stand-alone option, but participants would gain most from this programme if it is followed with a two-week Summer School, in History, Literature, Science or Interdisciplinary Studies.