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ENGL 4530 The City in Irish Literature (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

James Joyce described Dublin as "the centre of paralysis" in Ireland, a trap from which Irish writers and their characters struggle to escape. This kind of negative portrayal of the city is not uncommon in the country's literature. This course will examine representations of the city in Irish writing and will attempt to make sense of the urban landscapes these texts map. Studying poetry, prose and drama, we will address the historical and sociological contexts for these representations and the themes they evoke.

Instructor(s): Dathalinn O'Dea

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17