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Irish Language and Literature

english department

 

English Electives Offered Spring 2017

ENGL1094 An Introduction to Modern Irish II (Spring:3.0)
Prerequisites: SLAV1027/ENGL1093

Following on from ENGL1093, this course offers a continuing introduction to the Irish language for American students. We will continue along our examination of Irish culture and literature through the Irish language. You can look forward to reading contemporary texts, poetry, and drama, and to enlarging your understanding of the cultural heritage out of which the language emerged. Completion of this and Continuing Modern Irish I and II will fulfill the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences language proficiency requirement.

ENGL1094 An Introduction to Modern Irish II (Spring:3.0)
Prerequisites: SLAV1027/ENGL1093

Following on from ENGL1093, this course offers a continuing introduction to the Irish language for American students. We will continue along our examination of Irish culture and literature through the Irish language. You can look forward to reading contemporary texts, poetry, and drama, and to enlarging your understanding of the cultural heritage out of which the language emerged. Completion of this and Continuing Modern Irish I and II will fulfill the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences language proficiency requirement.
Joseph Nugent
ENGL1094 An Introduction to Modern Irish II (Spring:3.0)
Prerequisites: SLAV1027/ENGL1093

Following on from ENGL1093, this course offers a continuing introduction to the Irish language for American students. We will continue along our examination of Irish culture and literature through the Irish language. You can look forward to reading contemporary texts, poetry, and drama, and to enlarging your understanding of the cultural heritage out of which the language emerged. Completion of this and Continuing Modern Irish I and II will fulfill the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences language proficiency requirement.
Joseph Nugent

ENGL2098 Continuing Modern Irish II (Spring:3.0)

Prerequisites: ENGL2097 In this completion of the two-year cycle of Irish language learning, we will engage deeply with modern texts and work with Irish through other media—sound and film. You will become familiar with contemporary texts and will engage in a sustained project of reading and translating in the original Irish one or more of the great works of literature written in Irish.

ENGL2101 Celtic Heroic Age (Spring:3.0)

Fulfills the pre-1700 requirement.
This course will explore the vernacular heroic literature of the insular Celts, that is, the Irish and the Welsh. Particular attention will be paid to the effect of Christian transmission on pagan source material, mythological survivals, the heroic worldview and value system, the nature of insular Celtic kingship, and the role of women in the heroic literature.
Philip O'Leary

ENGL4518 Reading Irish Childhood (Spring:3.0)

“Why study Irish childhood now?” Representations of the child dominate recent Irish culture, from Oscar winning movies, to Pulitzer winning memoirs, and Booker winning novels. The course evaluates this important cultural turn while examining how understandings of the Irish child change over time. We will investigate the relationship between child and nation and ask how nostalgia and memory frame childhood. This course also considers siblings, education, play, adoption, abuse, and institutionalization.  Texts include short stories by James Joyce and Kevin Barry, novels by Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright and Emma Donoghue, memoirs by Frank McCourt and Caitríona Palmer, poetry by Connie Roberts, and films and documentaries including The Butcher Boy, Philomena, and States of Fear. Students will participate in the visit to BC by Anne Enright, Kevin Barry, Caitríona Palmer and Connie Roberts.

James Smith

 

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