This 18-credit minor offered by the English Department will introduce students to Irish literature in all three major genres: poetry, drama, and fiction, focusing on the themes of Christianity, war, famine, exile and emigration; nation and identity; women, gender, and family; landscapes, urban and rural, east, west, south, and north; memory and change. On completing this course, students will have a critical appreciation of literary representations of the Irish experience as it has evolved over the course of 2000 years, and will have gained an understanding of how Irish identity is linked to the specifics of history and place and expressed uniquely and beautifully in the traditions of Irish literature.
For English majors who choose to do the Irish Literature minor, ENGL 2204 Introduction to Literary Studies will count for both the major and the minor, reducing the minor to 15 credits.
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