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ENGL 2165 Nineteenth Century Irish Literature Survey (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course will survey 19th century Irish literature written in English, including fiction (Edgeworth, Owenson, Carleton, Lawless), poetry (Ferguson, Mangan, Davis), and drama (Boucicault, and Yeats). In the process we will consider the social, political and historical contexts represented therein, e.g., the Act of Union, the Young Irelanders, the Great Famine, the Land War, Home Rule, the Anglo-Irish, and the origins of the Literary Revival. Classes will be a mixture of lecture and discussion.


Instructor(s): James Smith

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Students contemplating an Irish Studies Minor and/or exploring study abroad options are also welcome.
Fulfills the pre-1900 requirement.


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13