A special study of Irish literature written in English.
Ireland has produced four Nobel Prize winners for Literature (Shaw, Yeats, Beckett,
Heaney) and a host of other writers of the highest quality (Wilde, Synge, O'Casey,
Joyce). This paper examines this phenomenon against the background of the "Troubles"
as Ireland gained its independence.
Two major themes will be:
- The establishing of a national theatre (and voice)
- The ambivalence of (Irish) identity
|Paper title||Special Topic: Irish Literature in English|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2019|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- One 100-level ENGL paper (excluding ENGL 126) or 36 points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking,
Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
- To be advised.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of English and Linguistics' website
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Professor Peter Kuch
- Wilde, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest (Dover).
- Shaw, G. B. Mrs Warren's Profession. In Plays Unpleasant (Penguin)
- Synge, J. M. The Playboy of the Western World and Riders to the Sea. In J. M. Synge, The Playboy of the Western World and Other Plays (Oxford World Classics)
- O'Casey, Sean. Juno and the Paycock and The Plough and the Stars. In Sean O'Casey: Three Dublin Plays (Faber and Faber)
- Joyce, James. Dubliners (Penguin)
- Beckett, Samuel, More Pricks than Kicks (Grove Press)
- Yeats, W. B. Selected Poetry (Penguin)
- O'Brien, Flann. At Swim-Two-Birds (Picador)
- Friel, Brian. Translations (Faber and Faber)