AJ16075 Representing Ireland: 1945–2018

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus 2 credits for an exam). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
James Joseph Little, M.Phil., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jana Chamonikolasová, Ph.D.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Wed 10:00–11:40 G32
Prerequisites (in Czech)
AJ09999 Qualifying Examination || AJ01002 Practical English II
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 19/25, only registered: 2/25, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 2/25
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Course objectives (in Czech)
This course analyses literary representations in the context of major cultural trends, movements and events in Ireland from the Second World War to the present. We will assess the role that these texts play in social critique and their relation to the cultural conditions of the time.
Learning outcomes (in Czech)
On completion of this course, students will have a good understanding of Irish cultural history of the period as well as a close working knowledge of key works in poetry, prose and drama.
Syllabus (in Czech)
  • Course outline
    Week 1 Critiquing Ireland: Mary Lavin, ‘Sarah’ (1942) [please read this short story before our first class]
    Week 2 Leaving Ireland: Tom Murphy, A Whistle in the Dark (1961)
    Week 3 The Troubles (1): Seamus Heaney, North (1975)
    Week 4 Ireland in Europe: John Banville, Kepler (1981)
    Week 5 Ireland in the USA: Paul Muldoon, Meeting the British (1987)
    Week 6 Feminism in Ireland: Paula Meehan, The Man Who Was Marked by Winter (1991)
    Week 7 Revisioning Ireland: Patrick McCabe, The Butcher Boy (1992)
    Week 8 Queering Ireland: Emma Donoghue, Hood (1995)
    Week 9 The Troubles (2): Deirdre Madden, One by One in the Darkness (1996)
    Week 10 Travelling Ireland: Marina Carr, By the Bog of Cats (1998)
    Week 11 Deconstructing Ireland: Enda Walsh, Ballyturk (2014)
    Week 12 The Troubles (3): Anna Burns, Milkman (2018)
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Students will be assessed on an end-of-term essay of 2,000 words, written according to MLA style. Active participation in class discussion and the giving of a presentation is required in order to receive a credit for the course. Discussion questions will be sent out prior to class. Aside from week 1, each class will feature a short presentation (10–15 minutes) by members of the class.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught only once.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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