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ENGL 7725 1916 and After (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

1916 remains a resonant year in Irish cultural history. Much of the twentieth century the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme were considered to represent the antagonism between nationalism and empire, rebellion and service, liberty and oppression. These oppositions were tested continuously in literature and art. Our interest will be to examine how historical event relates to cultural practice. Taking 1916 as a major moment of cultural and political transition globally, this course traces the experimental landscape of revolution and its aftermath in modernism through the work of Beckett, Elizabeth Bowen, James Joyce, Jack and William Butler Yeats.


Instructor(s): Nicholas Allen

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13