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ENGL 249: Modern Irish Literature: Poetry, Prose, and Politics

What can and should be the role of literature in times of bitter political conflict? Caught in partisan strife, Irish writers have grappled personally and painfully with the question. We will read works by Joyce, Yeats, and Heaney, among others, and watch films (Bloody SundayHunger) that confront the deep and ongoing divisions in Irish political life.
6 credits; LA, WR2; Not offered 2021-2022