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ENGL 7788 Irish Heroic Literature in Modern Adaptation (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Beginning with a study of the ethos of Irish heroic literature in its historic and cultural context, this course will then examine the uses, ideological, aesthetic, and personal, to which that material has been put by Irish writers of the past two centuries. Particular attention will be paid to shifting concepts of "authenticity" and the degree to which various creative artists have retained, reinterpreted, or reinvented what they perceived to be the essence of their originals.


Instructor(s): Philip O'Leary

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13