ENGL232 - Irish Literature

10 cp
Prerequisites 10 cp from 100–level unit in Literature or English

Drawing connections between the local and the global helps to demonstrate ways in which people imagine the worlds in which they live and the futures they may have. This unit considers Irish literature published during the period between the early nineteenth century and the present. The unit is concerned with the interaction of culture, politics and region in the formation of Irish literature. While examining poems, short stories and novels from Ireland, students will analyse the relationships between literature, place and identity. The influence of nationalism, modernism and globalisation, among other movements, will be considered in a survey of Irish writing. The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the themes, forms and traditions running through Irish literature.