Recent Writing

L381 — Fall 2019

Stephen Watt
Days and Times
9:30a - 10:45a TR (3 CR)
Course Description

Topic: Irish Writing from the "Troubles" to the Present

We will ask: “What is Irish­ness?” and “How did Irish literature respond to the so-called ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland, and to the rise and fall of the Celtic Tiger some ten years ago?” “How has it re­sponded to its troubled histo­ry, which includes its colonial past, the Famine, immigration, and shocking discoveries of the abuse of young women in so-called “Magdalene Laun­dries”? We will read both lit­erary and filmic texts including the films In the Name of the Father, Michael Collins, and Brooklyn, which we will compare to the novel. Fiction by Eimear Mc­Bride, Colm Toíbín, Emma Donoghue, and Robert McLiam Wilson; plays by Conor McPherson, Patricia Burke Brogan, Brian Friel, Marina Carr, and Martin McDonagh; and poetry by Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, and Eavan Boland.

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