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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Irish Language and Literature

english department

 

English Electives Offered Spring 2018

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.

Joe Nugent

ENGL4004 Boom, Bust, Austerity (Spring:3.0)

Ireland, in recent decades, has experienced the highs and lows of globalization and monetary crisis. The Celtic Tiger economy was the “fastest growing … in Europe” from 1995-2005. Three years later, the country entered recession, ultimately requiring an €85 billion “bailout” from the EU and IMF. Before long, international news outlets lauded Ireland as “the poster-child for implementing austerity programs.” Is this the typical trajectory for a postcolonial nation still carving out its economic position in the new Europe and beyond? This course focuses on recent Irish writers who engage these boom and bust years. It considers how literature represents a period of unprecedented economic, social and cultural transformation? It evaluates the creative and/or imaginative arts’ contribution to helping a society survive economic austerity? It examines representations of unemployment, emigration, bankruptcy, depression, as well as resiliency, entrepreneurial spirit, and community rebuilding.

James Smith

ENGL5002 ATS: Virtual Joyce (Spring:3.0)

One astonishing book, one unforgettable experience, one seminar a week. Intermittently baffling, always fascinating, frequently hilarious, Joyce presents a challenge that no serious devotee of literature (not just English majors) should refuse. Along our intimate journey through the greatest novel of the Modernist movement, we’ll employ a few modern digital tools to help ask great humanistic questions. Eagerness, curiosity, and a sense of humor are the only prerequisites. The demand that I make of my reader, Joyce wrote, is that he should devote his whole life to reading my works. Don’t wait. Start now.

Joseph Nugent

 

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