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MODULE CODE: ENG20250

MODULE TITLE: Twentieth Century Drama

YEAR: 2016-17

SEMESTER: 2

MODULE COORDINATOR: Dr Cormac O'Brien

CONTACT DETAILS: cormac.obrien@ucd.ie

 

For an overview of this module click here: http://www.ucd.ie/modules/ENG20250

 

Primary Text (subject to change):

  • Henrik Ibsen: A Doll's House
  • Sean O’Casey:The Plough and the Stars
  • Bertolt Brecht: Mother Courage and Her Children
  • Caryl Churchill: Cloud Nine
  • Arthur Miller: The Crucible
  • David Henry Hwang: M. Butterfly
  • Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Tony Kushner: Angels in America: Part 1, Millennium Approaches
  • Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot
  • Harold Pinter: The Homecoming
  • Sarah Kane: Blasted

 
Suggested Further Reading:

 

Obtaining Copies:

1] Purchasing the Plays: Copies of each individual play are available for purchase in the UCD campus bookshop. If you choose to buy copies of your plays but also want to be budget-conscious, we suggest pairing or grouping with fellow students on the module and buying copies between the pair or group. This will reduce the cost considerably. Alternatively, check online book sellers such as Amazon or Abe Books for cheap used copies which are usually in very good condition (because they tend to be ex-library stock).

2] Library Options: Copies of each individual play are available in the UCD library. As well as searching the catalogue for copies of the individual play in a stand-alone publication, check also for copies of the plays in anthologies or collections of each playwright’s work. If you’re experiencing difficulties in getting a copy from the UCD library, very often your local public library will carry copies of many of these plays. Free online libraries such as Project Gutenberg (https://www.gutenberg.org/) usually carry freely accessible copies of the earlier plays.

3] Anthologies: There are two anthologies that we recommend: The Wadsworth Anthology of Drama (editions 4-7) and The Bedford Introduction to Drama (editions 4-7). Bothare very useful study aids; not only do they carry a large number of the plays on the module, but also they have extremely helpful critical analyses, essays, and commentaries. Over the last few years, however, legal copyright issues have arisen with the majority of decent anthologies; which is to say, the anthologies worth working from are only officially available for bulk university purchase in the USA. This means that while we can recommend these two anthologies, we are unable to buy them into the UCD bookshop for you to purchase. The latest editions of the two anthologies that we recommend are very expensive if you purchase them new. However, older editions are available for purchase at very reasonable pricesfrom Amazon ‘used books’ and from Abe Books.

 

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

MODULE CODE: ENG20290

MODULE TITLE: The English Novel

YEAR: 2016-17

SEMESTER: 2

MODULE COORDINATOR: Dr Fionnuala Dillane

CONTACT DETAILS: fionnuala.dillane@ucd.ie

 

For an overview of this module click here: http://www.ucd.ie/modules/ENG20290

 

Primary Text (subject to change):

  • Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (1719)*
  • Henry Fielding, Shamela (1741)
  • Jane Austen, Mansfield Park (1814)*
  • Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South (1855)*
  • Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four (1890)
  • Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room (1922)
  • Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let me Go (2005)
  • *we recommend you read these three novels in advance of the semester, the others are shorter. 

 

Suggested Further Reading:

  • Robert Alter, Partial Magic: The Novel as a Self-conscious Genre (1975)
  • Peter Brooks, Reading for the Plot (1984)
  • Terry Eagleton, The English Novel: An Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.
  • Jeremy Hawthorne, Studying the Novel: An Introduction (1985)
  • Stephen Regan, ed., The Nineteenth-Century Novel: A Critical Reader (2001)
  • John Richetti (ed), The Cambridge companion to the eighteenth-century novel (1996)
  • Delia da Sousa Correa, The Nineteenth-Century Novel: Realisms (2000)
  • Ian Watt, The Rise of the Novel (1957)
  • Dennis Walder, ed., The Nineteenth-Century Novel: Identities (2001)
  • Raymond Williams, The English Novel from Dickens to Lawrence (1970)

 

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

Module Code: ENG20400 Critical Theory

Year: 2017-18

Module Coordinator: Dr Anne Mulhall (anne.mulhall@ucd.ie)

Lecturers: Dr Sharae Deckard & Dr Anne Mulhall 

Texts:

Required weekly primary readings are available as PDFs via Blackboard. You can access the readings in the weekly folders in the Learning Materials section. 

The required readings will also be available as a ‘course reader’ downloadable from Blackboard. The course reader will also be available in hard copy at a cost of 10 euro (to cover printing costs) from the School Office, J206, from 2-3pm on Tuesdays ONLY.

 

Also Required:

David Macey, The Penguin Dictionary of Critical Theory. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2001.

Highly recommended:

Nicolas Royle and Andrew Bennett. An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory. 5thedition. London & New York: Routledge, 2015.

Dino Franco Felluga, Critical Theory: The Key Concepts. London & New York: Routledge, 2015. 

MODULE CODE: ENG20430

MODULE TITLE: Modern American Literature

YEAR: 2016-17

SEMESTER: 2

MODULE COORDINATORS: Dr Clare Hayes-Brady and Dr Maria Stuart

CONTACT DETAILS:

 

For an overview of this module click here: http://www.ucd.ie/modules/ENG20430

 

Primary Texts (subject to change):

 

  • The New Anthology of American Poetry, Volume Two: Modernisms 1900-1950, eds. Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Ronan and Thomas Travisano (Rutgers University Press, 2005). Poets to be studied include T.S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Langston Hughes and Lorine Niedecker.
  • Willa Cather, My Ántonia (1918). Any edition.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night: A Romance (Penguin, 1934 edition ONLY; please note there are differences between editions of this text and only the 1934 text is acceptable for this course)
  • Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937). Any edition. 
  • Anzia Yezierska, Bread Givers (1925). Any edition.



Suggested Further Reading:

Information regarding additional reading will be posted on Blackboard during the course.

  

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

MODULE CODE: ENG20440

MODULE TITLE: Irish Literature in English

YEAR: 2017-18

SEMESTER: 1

MODULE COORDINATOR: Dr Lucy Collins

CONTACT DETAILS: lucy.collins@ucd.ie

LECTURERS ON THIS MODULE: Dr Catriona Clutterbuck; Dr Lucy Collins; Dr Luca Crispi; Dr P. J. Mathews

 

For an overview of this module click here: http://www.ucd.ie/modules/ENG20440

 

Primary Texts (subject to change):

 

  • J. M. Synge, The Playboy of the Western World and Other Plays. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. 
  • W. B. Yeats, Selected Poems, ed. Timothy Webb. London: Penguin Books, 2000.
  • James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Seamus Heaney, New Selected Poems 1966-1987. London: Faber and Faber, 1990.
  • Marina Carr, Plays 1. London: Faber and Faber, 2014.

 

Suggested Further Reading:

  • Cleary, Joe and Claire Connolly, eds, The Cambridge Companion to Modern Irish Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Kelleher, Margaret and Philip O’Leary, eds, The Cambridge History of Irish Literature, Vol. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • Kiberd, Declan, Inventing Ireland: The Literature of a Modern Nation. London: Vintage, 1996.

 

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

Module Code: ENG 20450 Renaissance Literature

Year: 2017-2018

Semester: 1

Module Coordinator: Associate Professor Jane Grogan 

The main reading for ENG20450 is from the Norton Anthology of English Literature, ed. Stephen Greenblatt et al (9th edition): VOLUME B (sixteenth and seventeenth centuries).

Longer texts students may wish to prepare for include Webster's The Duchess of Malfi, More's Utopia, and Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, though any reading from that edition will be useful, as well as the linked online resources.

MODULE CODE: ENG20460

MODULE TITLE: From Victorian to Modern Literature

YEAR: 2016-17

SEMESTER:

MODULE COORDINATOR: Professor Nicholas Daly

CONTACT DETAILS: nicholas.daly@ucd.ie

 

For an overview of this module click here: http://www.ucd.ie/modules/ENG20460

 

Primary Texts (subject to change):

  • Charles Dickens’ Bleak House, Any edition with good footnotes (e.g. Oxford, Norton).  (Campus Bookshop)
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Any edition with good footnotes (e.g. Oxford, Norton).  (Campus Bookshop)
  • Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway, Any edition with good footnotes (e.g. Oxford, Norton).  (Campus Bookshop)
  • Shorter fiction, non-fiction prose, drama, and poetry is available in the Norton Anthology of English Literature, volume 2, or online (see Blackboard, Module Information)

 

Suggested Further Reading:

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

MODULE CODE: ENG20490 

MODULE TITLE: Romanticism

YEAR: 2016-17

SEMESTER

MODULE COORDINATOR: Dr Michelle O'Connell

CONTACT DETAILS: michelle.oconnell@ucd.ie

 

For an overview of this module click here: http://www.ucd.ie/modules/ENG20490

 

Primary Text (subject to change):

Unless otherwise indicated, texts for poetry and (non-fiction) prose will be taken from Duncan Wu (ed) Romanticism: An Anthology (4th edition) Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Novels

  • Ann Radcliffe, The Italian (Oxford World’s Classics) [available from the Campus Bookshop]
  • Mary Shelley, The Last Man (Oxford World’s Classics) [available from the Campus Bookshop]

Poems

  • Anna Laetitia Barbauld
    • ‘A Summer Evening’s Meditation’
    • ‘An Epistle to William Wilberforce’
  • William Blake
    • Songs of Innocence and of Experience (selection in Wu)
  • Lord Byron
    • ‘Darkness’
    • Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage Cantos 3 & 4
  • John Clare
    • ‘January’
    • ‘June’
    • ‘I am’
    • ‘The Flitting’
  • John Keats
    • ‘Ode to Psyche’
    • ‘Ode to a Nightingale’
    • ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’
    • ‘Ode on Melancholy’
    • ‘Ode on Indolence’ ‘To Autumn’
  • Hannah More
    • ‘Slavery: A Poem’
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    • ‘Ode to the West Wind’
    • ‘Ozymandias’
    • ‘England in 1819’
    • ‘The Mask of Anarchy’
  • Charlotte Smith
    • All of the sonnets included in Elegiac Sonnets (see Wu)
  • William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Lyrical Ballads (selection in Wu)
  • Ann Yearsley
    • ‘A Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave-Trade.’

Prose

  • Edmund Burke
    • (A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origins of Our Ideas of) The Sublime and the Beautiful (extracts in Wu)
    • Reflections on the Revolution in France (extracts in Wu)
  • Thomas Paine
    • The Rights of Man (selections in Wu)
  • Richard Price
    • A Discourse on the Love of Our Country (selections in Wu)
  • Ann Radcliffe
    • ‘On the Supernatural in Poetry’ http://www.litgothic.com/Texts/radcliffe_sup.pdf
  • William Wordsworth
    • Preface to Lyrical Ballads (selections in Wu)
  • Mary Wollstonecraft
    • A Vindication of the Rights of Men (selections in Wu)
    • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (selections in Wu)

 

Suggested Further Reading:

 

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

MODULE CODE: ENG20640

MODULE TITLE: Ten Poems

YEAR: 2016-17

SEMESTER: 1

MODULE COORDINATOR: Dr Lucy Collins

CONTACT DETAILS: lucy.collins@ucd.ie

 

For an overview of this module click here: http://www.ucd.ie/modules/ENG20640

 

Primary Text (subject to change):

  • Michael Schmidt (ed.), The Harvill Book of 20th-Century Poetry in English. London: Harvill, 2000.

 

Suggested Further Reading:

  • Jon Cook (ed.), Poetry in Theory: An Anthology 1900-2000. Oxford: WileyBlackwell, 2004.
  • Dana Gioia, Can Poetry Matter? Essays in Poetry and American Culture. St Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 1992.
  • Seamus Heaney, Finders Keepers. London: Faber, 2002.
  • Stephen Matterson and Daryl Jones, Studying Poetry. London: Arnold, 2000.
  • Neil Roberts, A Companion to 20th Century Poetry. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003.

 

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

MODULE CODE: FS20100

MODULE TITLE: Hollywood Cinema

YEAR: 2016/17

SEMESTER: 1

MODULE COORDINATOR: Mr. Tony Fitzmaurice

CONTACT DETAILS: tony.fitzmaurice@ucd.ie

 

For an overview of this module click here: http://www.ucd.ie/modules/fs20100

 

Primary Texts (subject to change):

  • Hill & Church Gibson (eds), American Cinema and Hollywood: Critical Approaches, Oxford, 1998
  • Jones, Maldwyn A., The Limits of Liberty, Oxford, 1995
  • King, Geoff, New Hollywood Cinema, Tauris, 2002
  • Maltby, Richard, Hollywood Cinema (2nd edition), Blackwell, 2003
  • Neale, Steve (ed.), The Classical Hollywood Reader, Routledge, 2013
  • Neale & Smith (eds), Contemporary Hollywood Cinema, Routledge, 1998
  • Ray, Robert R., A Certain Tendency of the Hollywood Cinema, Princeton, 1985
  • Williams & Hammond (eds), Contemporary American Cinema, McGraw-Hill/Open University, 2006
  • Wood, Robin,  Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan, Columbia, 1986 (2nd edition 2003)

 

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

MODULE CODE: FS20060

MODULE TITLE: Transformations in European Cinema

YEAR: 2016/17

SEMESTER: 2

MODULE COORDINATOR: Mr. Tony Fitzmaurice

CONTACT DETAILS: tony.fitzmaurice@ucd.ie

 

For an overview of this module click here: http://www.ucd.ie/modules/fs20060

 

Primary Texts (subject to change):

  • Ezra, Elizabeth (ed.), European Cinema, Oxford, 2003 (Course textbook)
  • Elsaesser, Thomas, New German Cinema: A History, BFI, 1989
  • Judt, Tony, Postwar – A History of Europe Since 1945, Penguin, 2005
  • Marcus, Millicent, Italian Film in the Light of Neorealism, Princeton, 1986
  • Neupert, Richard, A History of the French New Wave Cinema, Wisconsin, 2002
  • Sorlin, Pierre, European Cinemas, European Societies 1939-1990, Routledge, 1991.

 

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