Contact: Dr Rhiannon Moss Overlap: None Prerequisite: None
This module examines the literature of Northern Ireland in the context of debates about the role of the writer in time of civil war; representations of violence; theories of nation and nationalism; the city as partitioned cultural space; representations of the border. We will examine poetry, prose and drama, as well as consider representations of Northern Ireland on film. The focus will be on aesthetic representations of violence and civil breakdown, but students will be expected to engage closely with the history of the Troubles including the Civil Rights movement, the IRA campaign, the Hunger Strikes, Loyalist paramilitarism.
Connected course(s): UDF DATA Assessment: 100.0% Coursework Level: 6