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ENG 380 Irish Literature: Home
This course provides an overview of the rich heritage of modern Irish Literature.
The application of postcolonial theories to Irish literature remains a contentious issue. Writing from the Margins of Europe assesses the potential for postcolonial analysis of works by W. B. Yeats, J. M. Synge and James Joyce. In this exploration of postcolonial parallels between these writers, the author focuses on four core issues: historiography, nationalism, language and displacement.
Often hailed as a national genre, the short story has a long and distinguished tradition in Ireland and continues to fascinate readers and writers alike. This collection aims to open up the critical debate on the Irish short story to the many different concerns, influences and innovations by which it has been formed. The essays gathered here consider the diverse national and international influences on the Irish short story and investigate its genealogy.
This book studies the uses of the dialect known as Hiberno-English in the works of several canonical Irish writers of the twentieth century: James Joyce, Flann O’Brien, George Bernard Shaw and Brian Friel. Irish writers of this period faced the challenge of creating a literature in English that would be independent of the English literary tradition.
Access to over 59,100 articles on notable people who shaped British history worldwide, from the 4th century BC to the year 2012. In addition to outlining a person's activities, character, and significance, each article also includes dates and places of key events, information on parents and spouses, and places of residence. One in five articles is accompanied by an image of the person who is the subject of the article.
Now in a new concise edition with 140 completely new entries, this impressive work provides a comprehensive and delightfully readable guide to the evolution and achievements of Irish writers and writing across sixteen tumultuous centuries.
An indispensable resource for all those engaged in Irish studies and related disciplines. Founded in 1992, it has become an important forum for the scholarly development of knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of Irish studies and culture throughout the world.
All disciplines are represented in the pages of New Hibernia Review; literary studies and history predominate. In additional to fully annotated scholarly articles, the journal also presents new Irish poetry and book reviews, as well as occasional memoirs and informal essays.
a journal of Irish Studies featuring scholarly articles, creative work, and reviews that promote active discussion and provide in-depth analysis of developments in Irish writing and Irish Studies in the United States, Ireland, and Europe, from 1958 to the present.
This course provides an overview of the rich heritage of modern Irish Literature. Beginning with the late 19 th century, we will read the plays of Lady Gregory and J.M. Synge and study the poetry of William Butler Yeats. Next, we will read selections from James Joyce’s short story collection, Dubliners. Finally, we will read short stories by Frank O’Connor, Mary Lavin, and Edna O’Brien, and watch a film version of Brien Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa. Throughout the course, our focus will be an examination of Ireland’s political and cultural milieu, particularly the historical struggle for independence from colonization and the consolidation of an Irish national literature.