School of English and Drama

Writing the Troubles

Module code: ESH367

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2

  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Contact: Dr Rhiannon Moss
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module examines the literature of Northern Ireland in the context of debates about the role of the writer in time of civil war; representations of violence; theories of nation and nationalism; the city as partitioned cultural space; representations of the border. We will examine poetry, prose and drama, as well as consider representations of Northern Ireland on film. The focus will be on aesthetic representations of violence and civil breakdown, but students will be expected to engage closely with the history of the Troubles including the Civil Rights movement, the IRA campaign, the Hunger Strikes, Loyalist paramilitarism.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6