ENG 222 - Modern Irish History and Literature
Ireland has had a fascinating and often tragic history. This team-taught interdisciplinary course addresses events including the Potato Famine, Irish Diaspora, Easter Rising, and the Troubles, considering political and religious conflict, nationalism, economics, gender, culture, music, and art. Studies of major figures, including Wilde, Joyce, Beckett, and Heaney, explore the emergence of modern Irish literature. Students examine Ireland’s transformation from a British colony to a contemporary multicultural society, and survey its outsized influence on world culture. Satisfies the Literary Perspectives General Education requirement. Cross listed with HST 222.