Writing Ireland, 1800 to the present (TRU3045)

30 credits

From the 1801 Act of Union to the present day, Irish writing and culture displays a remarkably inventive and often experimental energy. Students will encounter the rich literary heritage of Ireland through fiction, poetry, drama, and film. A wide array of writers will be read, all of whom engage in different ways with the conflict between tradition and modernity, individual identity and community, and political and imaginative literature. The module encourages both close imaginative reading of literary texts and awareness of wider historical and theoretical contexts for thinking about the literature and heritage of Ireland