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Contemporary Irish Poetry

Class at Faculty of Arts |


The syllabus will follow the order of books chronologically.


In this course we will read individual collections of Irish poetry of the last ten years. Students will be encouraged to read the entire collection, and in class we will discuss particular poems in detail.

Some of the theoretical issues will include feminist theory, nationalism and transnationalism. The range of work is wide - from the traditional forms of Derek Mahon to the dispersed formations of Maurice Scully - and so is the thematic range.

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