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ENGL 7764 Twentieth-Century Irish Fiction (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

In this graduate seminar, we will read a selection of Irish novels so as to identify, discuss and better understand complex cultural phenomena that become manifest in the aftermath of the colonial experience. The underlying premise suggests that Irish novelists participate in debates concerning national identity and, in the process, anticipate the evolution of a postnational society. Paying particular attention to issues of language, gender, place and literary authority, and to representations of religion, history, and identity, the seminar seeks to establish the inevitable heterogeneity related to the post-colonial condition.


Instructor(s): James Smith

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13