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Irish Studies An Interdisciplinary Course in Irish Civilisation

Marilyn Monroe reading Ulysses EN 1022: Irish Writing, 1890-1945 [5 ECTS]

Returning to some of the most familiar Irish authors, such as Yeats, Shaw, Synge, Joyce, O’Casey, Bowen, Kavanagh and O’Brien, this module introduces students to key concerns in Irish writing from the early years of the Literary Revival to the end of the Second World War. The module covers literature in a variety of forms (poetry, drama, novels and short fiction), and engages with a range of concerns, including nationalism, the politics of representation, and class, religious and gender identification. On successful completion of the module, students will have a close working knowledge of representative texts from the period and its immediate aftermath, and will be prepared to engage in advanced studies of modern and contemporary Irish literature.

Contact: Pat Carty Last updated: Oct 17 2016.