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MODULE CODE: ENG10030        

MODULE TITLE: Literary Genre

YEAR: 2017-18

SEMESTER: 2

MODULE COORDINATOR: Dr PJ Matthews

CONTACT DETAILS: patrick.matthews@ucd.ie

For an overview of this module click here: http://www.ucd.ie/modules/ENG10030 

Primary Texts (subject to change):

  • The Penguin Book of English Poetry, ed. Paul Keegan (Penguin, 2009)
  • The Oxford Book of American Short Stories, ed. Joyce Carol Oates (OUP, 2000)
  • Aristophanes, Lysistrata (in Lysistrata and Other Plays, (transl. by Alan H. Sommerstein, London: Penguin, 2002.)
  • William Shakespeare, Othello (New Cambridge edition), edited by Norman Sanders and Scott McMillin (Cambridge University Press, 2003)
  • Brian Friel, Faith Healer (London: Faber and Faber, 2001)
  • Bertolt Brecht, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich (transl. by John Willet, London: Methuen Drama, 2002.)

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Students are advised that information provided here can be subject to change.

 

MODULE CODE: ENG10050        

MODULE TITLE: Literature in Context 1

YEAR: 2017-18

SEMESTER: 1

MODULE COORDINATOR: Dr Naomi McAreavey

CONTACT DETAILS: naomi.mcareavey@ucd.ie

 

For an overview of this module click here: http://www.ucd.ie/modules/ENG10050 

Primary Texts (subject to change):

  • William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew: Texts and Contexts, ed. by Dympna Callaghan (Norton, 2009)
  • Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, ed. by V. A. Kolve and Glending Olson (Norton, 2005) 

Suggested Further Reading:

  • English Literature in Context, 2nd Edition, ed. by Paul Poplawski (Cambridge, 2017)

 

Students are advised that information provided here can be subject to change.

MODULE CODE:ENG10060

MODULE TITLE:Literature in Context 2

YEAR: 2017-18

SEMESTER: 2

MODULE COORDINATOR:

CONTACT DETAILS:

 

For an overview of this module click here: http://www.ucd.ie/modules/MODULECODE

 

Primary Texts (subject to change):

  •  Poplawski, Paul (editor), English Literature in Context, 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press, 2017.

 

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Students are advised that information provided here can be subject to change.

MODULE CODE: ENG10080

MODULE TITLE: Writing the Body

YEAR: 2017-18

SEMESTER: Two

MODULE COORDINATOR: Professor Anne Fogarty and Dr Emma Radley

CONTACT DETAILS: anne.fogarty@ucd.ie, emma.radley@ucd.ie

 

For an overview of this module click here: http://www.ucd.ie/modules/ENG10080

This course examines prevailing concepts of the body in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature.  It will focus on a range of social, medical, and political views of the body and will also examine ways in which views of identity have been bound up with assumptions about the divisions between the corporeal and non-corporeal and between objects and selves.  The fruitful use made by authors of the tensions between the mind and the body and between the body and society will be examined.

In seminars, students will learn about and explore the discourses surrounding the body in an array of areas, including science and biomedicine, psychoanalysis, politics, and religion. Varying portrayals of the body in different contemporary films and novels will be examined.   Topics will include: sexuality, gender and the body;  race and the body; the body and politics; war, trauma, and the body; the body and space; abjection and the body; race and the body; the body and the post-human; the body and colonialism.

 

Primary Texts (subject to change):

Films:

  • Aliens (1986; Dir. James Cameron)
  • Bladerunner (1982; Dir. Ridley Scott)

Novels:

  • Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi.  Americanah. 2013; London: Fourth Estate, 2014.
  • McCann, Colum.  TransAtlantic.  2013; London: Bloomsbury, 2014.

 

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Students are advised that information provided here can be subject to change.

MODULE CODE: ENG10130

MODULE TITLE: Contemporary Irish Writing

YEAR: 2017-18

SEMESTER: One

MODULE COORDINATOR: Professor Margaret Kelleher

CONTACT DETAILS: margaret.o.kelleher@ucd.ie

 

For an overview of this module click here: http://www.ucd.ie/modules/ENG10130

 

Primary Texts (subject to change):

  • Kevin Barry, Dark Lies the Island (2012)
  • Harry Clifton, The Winter Sleep of Captain Lemass (2012)
  • Anne Enright, The Forgotten Waltz (2011)
  • Paula Meehan, Painting Rain (2009)
  • Colm Tóibín, The Empty Family (2010)

 

Suggested Further Reading:

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Students are advised that information provided here can be subject to change.

MODULE CODE: ENG10170

MODULE TITLE: Contemporary Dystopian Fiction

YEAR: 2017-18

SEMESTER: One

MODULE COORDINATOR: Dr Deirdre Flynn

CONTACT DETAILS: dflynn@ucd.ie

 

For an overview of this module click here: http://www.ucd.ie/modules/ENG10170

 

Primary Texts (subject to change):

  • Margaret Atwood The Handmaid’s Tale (1985)
  • Haruki Murakami Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (1985/Translation 1991)
  • Octavia E Butler Parable of the Sower (1993)
  • Sarah Hall The Carhullan Army (2007)
  • Kevin Barry City of Bohane (2011)
  • Emily St John Mandel Station Eleven (2014)

 

Suggested Further Reading:

  • Booker, M. K., Dystopian Literature: A Theory and Research Guide, London: Greenwood Press, 1994.
  • Booker, M.K. The Dystopian Impulse in Modern Literature: Fiction as Social Criticism, London: Greenwood Press 1994.
  • Claeys, G. ed., The Cambridge Companion to Utopian Literature, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Gordin, M. Tilley, H., Prakash, G. eds. Utopia/Dystopia: Conditions of Historical Possibility, Princeton N.J: Princeton University Press, 2010.
  • Howells, Coral A. The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK;New York;, 2006.
  • Jameson, Fredric, Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions, London: Verso, 2007.
  • Kaplan, E. A. Climate Trauma: Foreseeing the Future in Dystopian Film and Fiction. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2016