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ENGL 3538 Major Twentieth-Century Irish Poets (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course will examine the twentieth century's most important Irish poets. We will consider topics such as modernism and postmodernism, poetry's use of folklore and myth, the Irish Literary Revival and Counter-Revival, and issues surrounding the Irish language. We will also examine poetry's response to Ireland's turbulent political, social and economic history. Poets to be studied include W.B. Yeats, Katharine Tynan, Patrick Kavanagh, John Montague, Eavan Boland, Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Paul Muldoon, Nuala N Dhomhnaill, Eilan N Chuilleanin, and Paula Meehan.

Instructor(s): Marjorie Howes

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17