Living-learning Center | The Arts of Conflict in N, Ireland
L220 | 3144 | Ray Cashman


History and identity matter in Northern Ireland where ethnic conflict
has claimed thousands of lives. To gain insight into the cultures and
values of the opposing Catholic and Protestant communities there we
will study popular song, oral history, commemorative parades, and
political artwork including graffiti and street murals.  Even if
Ireland is not a primary interest for you, it provides a fascinating
case study of issues relevant in America and worldwide. The
instructor will use slides, videos, and audio recordings made during
extensive fieldwork in Northern Ireland to illustrate reading
materials.  Audio and visual primary materials will also be available
on the web.

This course satisfies SHSI distribution credit for COAS and is open
to all IU undergraduates.