Compares and contrasts ‘historical’ and ‘literary’ accounts of key people and events shaping Ireland between 1890 and 1970 in terms of current debates about representation - specifically narrative theory, the archive, revisionism, and memorialisation.
Topics include Parnell; cultural nationalism and the Irish Literary Renaissance; 1916; the Civil War; De Valera and Holy Ireland; and The Troubles.
|Paper title||Writing the Nation: Fact or Fiction|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2020|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,142.40|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,661.93|
- 72 points from ENGL 311-368, EURO 302
- May not be credited together with ENGL 467 passed in 2006-2008.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of English and Linguistics' website
- Teaching staff
- Professor Peter Kuch
- Paper Structure
- Critically examines the interplay between text, intertext, context and metatext.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two-hour seminars, film screenings and group discussion of individual student tutorial presentations.
- Required reading on reserve in the Library.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking,
Cultural understanding, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Enhance hermeneutical skills
- Increase awareness of the symbiotic reciprocity between 'fact' and 'fiction'
- Enhance understanding of the complex interplay of context, intertext, text and metatext
- Develop understanding of historiography and its politics
- Increase appreciation for the complex interrelationships between history, fiction, culture and national and personal identity