Irish Literature - Dr. Jeanne McGinn
(Irish Literature (Fall 2017))

Irish Literature - Dr. Jeanne McGinn


Fall 2017 Th 1-3:50 pm

A small island in the Atlantic has produced some of the most influential writers in the English language. In this course we’ll study the literary contributions (dubious, delightful and dramatic) of Irish writers. We’ll focus on the so-called canonical figures and find our way into the explosive contemporary scene. Students will be asked to complete two presentations, various in-class essays, and two formal essays. Course Texts: W.B.Yeats, Poems; James Joyce, Dubliners; J.M. Synge, Playboy of the Western World; Nuala Ni Dhomnail, Poems, Eavan Boland Domestic Violence; Seamus Heaney’s Collected Poems; Brian Friel, Philadelphia, Here I Come.