Further information on Fall 2018 courses

 

Jim McDonnell: The Literature of Northern Ireland 1966-98

 

Course packet:

Assigned materials will be provided as part of a class packet (cost $5, included in course fee of $55 = $50 tuition + $5 packet).  This will be distributed in class.

 

Class schedule (subject to revision):

NORTHERN IRELAND: HISTORY & TROUBLES

Sept. 12        John Montague,  The Cry
                     Seamus Heaney,  Docker

THE HURT WORLD: STORIES

Sept. 19        Bernard Mac Laverty,  The Daily Woman
                     Fiona Barr,  The Wall-Reader
                     David Park,  Killing a Brit

Sept. 26        Mary Beckett,  A Belfast Woman
                     Brenda Murphy,  A Social Call 
                     Anne Devlin,  Naming the Names

Oct. 3           Seamus Deane,   READING IN THE DARK                                   
                     Seamus Deane,  “The Famous Seamus” [New Yorker essay]

THE HURT WORLD: POEMS

Oct. 10         “LOST, UNHAPPY AND AT HOME”: POEMS OF MYTH & TRIBAL VIOLENCE by SEAMUS HEANEY
                     The Tollund Man;
                     Punishment;
                     Strange Fruit;
                     Casualty      

Oct. 17          A SELF-DESCRIBED “BATTENED-DOWN SPIRIT” IS “HURT INTO POETRY”: MORE HEANEY POEMS
                     Whatever You Say, Say Nothing, # I, III, IV;
                     Singing School, # 1-4;
                     The Toome Road;

                     The Strand at Lough Beg;
                     The Wood Road.

Oct. 24         THE OTHER SIDE : POETS
                     Seamus Heaney,  Docker; The Other Side
                     Louis MacNeice,  BelfastCarrickfergus; Autumn Journal

                     Michael Longley,  Wounds; In Memoriam; Letter to Derek Mahon
                     Derek Mahon,  Spring in Belfast; Glengormley; Courtyards in Delft.

Oct. 31         THE OTHER SIDE: STORIES
                     Linda Anderson,   The Death of Men

                     William Trevor,     Lost Ground