The Emerald Isle: Irish Literature and Culture

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  • WS 14/15

Course Information

Nr. Kursbezeichnung Typ Zeit Raum DozentIn
154506 The Emerald Isle: Irish Literature and Culture 2 PS
  • Mo, 12:15 - 13:45
ab dem 03.11.2014


  • Sa, 29.11.2014,
09:00 - 15:00
R. 3.208 Piskurek

Course Description

Ireland booms. Given the recent recession in the wake of the financial crisis, this may sound like wishful thinking to the Irish economy; considering a nearly worldwide obsession with all things Irish, the statement is still true. Artificial Irish Pubs sprout everywhere, Irish Folk is considered one of the last resorts of (allegedly) authentic music, and millions of tourists visit the island every year in search of a romanticised rural past. This was not always the case: not so long ago, Ireland was Europe's 'poorhouse', and the country's history is one of constant political and religious conflicts.

Maybe it is because of this often troubled history and the complex Anglo-British relations that Irish literature and culture have developed into one of the richest and rewarding fields of study within our discipline.

In this course we will deal with Irish novels, short stories, drama, poetry, films and music of various kinds.

Course requirements will be discussed in the first session. A Reader will be made available by the start of the semester.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This class starts on November 3; a mandatory make-up session will be held on Saturday, November 29, 09:00-15:00. Students unable to participate on November 3 cannot sign up for this class.

Required reading

Texts to be read will include works by Jonathan Swift, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Brian Friel, Elizabeth Bowen, Dermot Bolger and Seamus Deane.


Lehramtsstudiengänge Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften/Angewandte Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaften
  • BA LA: 103
  • MA LA:
  • B.A.ALK: Kern 1c, 2bc Komp 1b
  • B.A.AS: Komp 2a
  • M.A.ALK:
  • M.A.AS:
  • LPO 2003:
    • GHR: 1e
    • GyGe: 1e, 4b
    • SP1. Fach: 1e
    • SP2. Fach:
    • BK: 1e, 4b
  • LPO 1994/2000: E1
  • LABG 2009:
    • G: 601
    • HRG: 403
    • GyGe/BK: 403
    • SP: