Descriptions of My Courses offered at Wesleyan and elsewhere since 2002

2008

HUMS 639 Modern Irish Literature

Spring 2007
This immersion course will attempt to demonstrate how modern literature has been profoundly shaped by Irish writers including Yeats, Joyce, Shaw, Synge, O’Casey, Beckett, Friel, Heaney, Doyle, and Boland.
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HUMS 639 Modern Irish LiteratureThis course will explore the remarkable achievement of these and other writers and their impact on modern literature, while trying to answer why such a small country could produce so many towering literary figures who re-wrote the rules of poetry, fiction, and drama.