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ENGL 7732 Contemporary Irish Fiction (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Concentrating of contemporary Irish fiction, this seminar examines the confluence of stories representing Irish society since the mid-1980s. We will discuss significant cultural shifts and attempt answers to ongoing cultural questions. These include issues of national identity in an era of globalization, the relationship between tradition and innovation in Celtic Tiger Ireland, and the challenges and contradictions posed by the Northern Ireland Peace Process, as well as issues of gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in the new Ireland. Novelists include Roddy Doyle, Colm Tibn, Patrick McCabe, Emma Donoghue, Mary Morrissy, Anne Enright, Eoin McNamee, Eilis N Dhuibhne, and Deirdre Madden.


Instructor(s): James Smith

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 28-Sep-15