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2021-2022 Catalog

ENG 136 Irish Writers and the Struggle for Political Independence

This course focuses on Irish writers of the period 1880-1930, a time when Ireland fought for political independence from England and underwent a civil war that led to the partitioning of the island into the modern-day republics of Ireland and Northern Ireland. We’ll examine how writings by Joyce, Yeats, Gregory, Synge, O’Casey and others both reflect and respond to the political, religious, and socio-economic turmoil of a country resisting English cultural and political imperialism. [GM2, H]

Prerequisite

FYS or permission of instructor

Instructor

Byrd