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Irish Literature: An Introduction

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1. Introductory 2.-3.

James Joyce, "The Dead" 4.-5. J.M.

Synge, The Playboy of the Western World 6.-7. W.B.

Yeats, "Sailing to Byzantium," "Meditations in Time of Civil War" 8. Frank O'Connor, "Guests of the Nation" 9.

Elizabeth Bowen, "Sunday Afternoon," "Hand in Glove" 10. Patrick Kavanagh, The Great Hunger 11.

Flann O'Brien, The Third Policeman (extracts) 12. Samuel Beckett, All That Fall


A survey course designed to introduce some of Ireland?s major authors and discuss their work in its broader cultural and political context (Irish, Anglophone, and European respectively).