ENGL 4967 Advanced Seminar: Irish Contemporary Writing (Fall: 3 )
Cultual introversion characterized Ireland during World War II and after; but by the early 1960's Time magazine could report "new spirit in the oul sod." Writers had always sought radical forms to express underlying realities. Now society itself seemed intent on secularization, urbanization and an expanded role for women. However, the eruption of old conflicts in the North reminded people that not everyone was ready for change. These developments led to major works of literature. New voices were raised from within the gay and Irish-language communities; and a period of rapid globalization saw the 'worlding' of Irish writing.
Instructor(s): Declan Kiberd
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