Contemporary Irish Literature

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Irish Literature

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Irish Culture, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Rationale And Purpose Of The Module:

    This module aims to introduce students to a range of Irish narrative texts written in English since 1980 and in doing so: Explore the engagement of these texts with contemporary historical, social and political contexts. Consider the contemporary writing of cultural and social identities in, and about, Ireland. Evaluate literary responses to the Northern Troubles and consider the ways in which literary/cultural constructions of Northern Ireland are reproduced at home and abroad. Examine the representation of community and political activism in Irish writing. Address the construction of gender and sexuality in contemporary Irish writing. Explore the writing of the Irish diaspora as well as that of its immigrant communities. Evaluate a range of theoretical approaches which have been, or might be, applied to this literature.

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