ENGL 398 / IRST 398 / FTVS 498 / EURO 398
Contemporary Ireland in Literature and Film
Professor: Dr. Aine O’Healy
This course investigates the representation of contemporary Ireland in literature and film. Both of these cultural forms have had considerable influence in constructing and disseminating images of Irishness at home and abroad. In the process of studying novels, short stories, and several recent films, we will examine how cultural production shapes national identity, paying particular attention to issues of gender, sexuality and class differences.
ENGL 398 / IRST 398 / EURO 398
Modern & Contemporary Irish Drama
Associate Professor: Dr. Molly Youngkin
This course explores the rise, development and present state of one of the most powerful national dramas of the 20th century, whose major figures include three Nobel Prize winners (Yeats, Shaw and Beckett) as well as Gregory, Synge, O'Casey, Friel, McPherson and Carr. Course-related activities are expected to include attendance at one or more Irish plays and a tour of the famed Abbey Theatre.