Units of Study

ENGL3607 - Modern Irish Literature

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Mark Stephen Byron
Phone: +61 2 9351 2276
Email: mark.byron@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit of study charts the development of Irish literature from the late nineteenth century to the present day, in the form of drama, short fiction, novels, poetry, biography and autobiography. Prominent themes include: the emergence of the modern Irish nation through resistance, civil war, and independence from Britain; Northern Ireland and the Troubles; expatriation and exile; wit and verbal dexterity; the fate of specifically "Celtic" sensibilities; and the relation of writing to history (ancient, colonial, the Famine, Republicanism).

Assessments

1x500wd annotated bibliography (12%), 1x1500wd essay (38%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (50%)

Classes

1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature

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