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Modern Irish literature is a rich source of innovation and creativity in a society that has experienced tremendous change since independence. This course will look at a range of contemporary writers in cultural contexts that speak to the historical experience of Irish writers, at home and abroad. It will have a strong focus on contemporary literature, music and film from the north of Ireland, in particular with relation to the Troubles.
Writers to be studied will include Kevin Barry; Anna Burns; Anne Enright; Michael Longley; Sinead Morrissey; Paul Muldoon; Sally Rooney; Glen Patterson; Seamus Heaney; Mary Costello.
End of semester assignment based on reading and research during class. There will be a range of projects and essays to undertake, which we will discuss when we meet. Final grade given on end of term assignment based on class reading and research. Creative projects will also be considered.
Kevin Barry, Beatlebone
Anna Burns, Milkman
Anne Enright, The Gathering
Michael Longley, Selected Poems
Sinead Morrissey, On Balance
Paul Muldoon, Moy Sand and Gravel
Sally Rooney, Normal People
Glen Patterson, Gull
Seamus Heaney, Opened Ground
Mary Costello, Titanic Town
Film: Good Vibrations; Titanic Town