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ENGL4680 ALLEN, NICHOLAS TR 2 :00 PM 0269

Description

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.  

Assignments

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.  

Material

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