ENGL 4910

ENGL 4910

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

The purpose of the Honors Seminar is to acquaint students with methods of study and research to help them write their senior Honors Essay. However, all interested students are welcome to enroll. The seminar will require a substantial essay that incorporates literary evidence and critical material effectively, and develops an argument. Topics and instructors vary each semester. For Fall 2020 the topic is Irish Literature: Myths for Rebellion & Partitions of Elsewhere.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment preference given to: students in the Honors Program in English or related fields.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS)
Satisfies Requirement Either ENGL 4910 or ENGL 4920 is required for students pursuing an honors degree in English.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Irish Literature: Myths for Rebellion

  •  5005ENGL 4910  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Londe, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    In this exploration of Irish literature from roughly the 18th century to the present, we’ll research how material political struggles revolutionize literary production and how aesthetic conditions shape new polemical horizons for social or political belonging. We will focus on the long history of anti-colonial struggle in Irish history, with a nested emphasis on the reality and figure of the Northern Irish border, from Partition to Brexit. We’ll consider theories of borderlands, boundaries, and translations, as well as ask how topography and sociology collide across Irish and English histories. Poetry, drama, ethnography, manifesto, fiction, and more will help us to query how Irish literature articulates the perils of sectarian strife, dynamism of exilic imaginaries, and crises of colonial and post-colonial life.