Tuesday, September 9, 1997

Modern Celtic Literature; Prof. Robert Tracy


FALL 1997  Celtic Studies 139? (4 units), Modern Celtic Literature; Prof. Robert Tracy;  (audited, no papers)                        
This course is structured around a chronological survey of Irish writing in Irish and English spanning the period from the 18th to the 20th c. It aims to give students a sense of the breadth of writing which emerged from Ireland during this period, as well as an exposure to the cultural and political debates which were explored through this writing.
                                                                       
TEXTS:
Penguin Anthology of Irish Poets
Maria Edgeworth, Castle Rackrent
Elizabeth Bowden, The Last September
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
Sean O’Casey, Three Dublin Plays: The Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock, The Plough and the Stars
Lady Augusta Gregory, Cuchulainn of Muirthemne: The Story of the Men of the Red Branch of Ulster (See also Gods & Fighting Men).
John M. Synge, Complete Plays of John M. Synge (Riders to the Sea)
William Butler Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats, Editor: Richard J. Finneran
William Butler Yeats, Three Plays
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
James Joyce, The Dubliners
Brian Freel, Collected Plays

Plus xeroxed readings. Roger Casement, etc.


Neil is signed up for this class at UC Berkeley but we are too weak to do much, so I'm to be la lecctrice, the shadow reader,  to help him through class.

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