ENG 216: Irish Literature

Class Program
Credits 4
Liberal Education Core
This course examines Irish literature in its cultural context. Special attention is given to Anglo-Irish relations, Catholicism, the Famine, Irish nationalism and Ireland’s hold on the Irish-American imagination. Students read a sampling from Ireland’s rich literary heritage ranging from ancient heroic narratives to writers more familiar to 21st century readers, such as Heaney and McCourt.
Semester Offered
Offered spring of even-numbered years