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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.)

Suggested Further Reading:

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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.

 

Suggested Further Reading:

 

 

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.

 

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

MODULE CODE: ENG10180

MODULE TITLE: Comics and Fantasy

YEAR: 2018-19

SEMESTER: 2

MODULE COORDINATOR: Dr Darragh Greene

CONTACT DETAILS: darragh.greene@ucd.ie

 

For an overview of this module click here: http://www.ucd.ie/modules/eng10180

 

Primary Texts (subject to change):

Claremont, Chris and John Byrne, The Uncanny X-Men (New York: Marvel Comics, 1980-’81), # 129-138 and 141-142, collected in X-Men: Dark Phoenix Saga (New York: Marvel Comics, 2012) and Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson, X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills (New York: Marvel Comics, 1982; reprt. 2007).

Gaiman, Neil, American Gods (London: Headline Review, 2004).

Kane, Bob and Bill Finger, Detective Comics (New York: Detective Comics, Inc., 1939), #27, collected in Batman: The Golden Age, Vol. 1 (New York: DC Comics, 2016).

Lee, Stan and Jack Kirby, The Avengers (New York: Marvel Comics, 1963-’64), #1-8 and 16, collected in Avengers Epic Collection: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (New York: Marvel Comics, 2014)

Lewis, C.S., The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (London: HarperCollins, 2009).

Martin, George R.R., A Game of Thrones (London: Harper Voyager, 2014).

Miller, Frank, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (New York: DC Comics, 1986).

Miller, Frank and David Mazzucchelli, Batman (New York: DC Comics, 1986-’87), # 404-407, collected in Batman: Year One (New York: DC Comics, 2005).

Moore, Alan and Dave Gibbons, Watchmen (New York: DC Comics, 1986-’87), # 1-12, collected in Watchmen, International Edition (New York: DC Comics, 2014).

Morrison, Grant and Frank Quitely, All-Star Superman (New York: DC Comics, 2006-’08), # 1-12, collected in All-Star Superman (New York: DC Comics, 2011).

Nocenti, Ann and John Romita Jr., Daredevil (New York: Marvel Comics, 1988-’89), #254-257 and 259-263, collected in Daredevil Epic Collection: A Touch of Typhoid (New York: Marvel Comics, 2016).

Rowling, J.K., Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (London: Bloomsbury, 2015).

Siegel, Jerry and Joe Shuster, Action Comics (New York: National Allied Publications, 1938), #1, collected in Superman: The Golden Age, Vol. 1 (New York: DC Comics, 2016).

Tolkien, J.R.R., The Hobbit (London: HarperCollins, 2013)

Joss Whedon (dir.), The Avengers (Marvel Studios, 2012)

 

Note: all the above texts are available in electronic formats


Selected Secondary Texts:

Campbell, Joseph. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. London: Fontana Press, 1993.

Hunt, Peter and Millicent Lenz. Alternative Worlds In Fantasy Fiction. New York: Continuum, 2001.

James, Edward and Farah Mendlesohn, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature. Cambridge: CUP, 2012.

Jones, Gerard. Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book. London: William Heinemann, 2004.

McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. New York: Paradox Press, 1999.

Morrison, Grant. Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us about Being Human. London: Random House, 2012.

Peterson, Jordan B. Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief. London: Routledge, 1999.

Storr, Anthony, ed. The Essential Jung: Selected Writings. London: Fontana Press, 1998.

Wolf, Mark J.P. Building Imaginary Worlds: The Theory and History of Subcreation. London: Routledge, 2012.

Wolk, Douglas. Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean. Philadelphia, PA: Da Capo Press, 2007.

 

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

MODULE CODE: ENG10130

MODULE TITLE: Contemporary Irish Writing

YEAR: 2018-19

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)
  • Anne Enright, The Forgotten Waltz (2011)
  • Seamus Heaney, The Human Chain (2011)
  • Eileán Ní Chuilleanáin, The Boys of Bluehill (2015)
  • Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Selected Stories (2017)

 

 

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