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ENGL 4417 The Politics and Literature of the Irish Nation, 1800-1922 (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores Irish literature and history during a century of turbulent social and political change as Ireland moved from Union with Great Britain (1800) to rebellion and independence. (1921). By studying some key works of fiction, poetry and drama, we will examine contesting visions of national identity as well as evidence about Ireland's material culture. We will also explore the connections between literary works and the political rhetoric and actions of a rapidly changing society. Whenever appropriate, we will look at the cultural evidence of visual art as well.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Kevin O'Neill

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II

Cross listed with: HIST4276

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Last Updated: 09-Feb-17