Course Detail for ENGL 44528

LocationDublin, Ireland (UCD)
ND Course Number44528
ND Course TitleContemporary Irish Writing
Host University NumberENG 30390
Host University TitleContemporary Irish Writing
Course Description

ENG 30390 Contemporary Irish Writing at UCD; This module explores contemporary Irish writers' response to the challenge of death and nothingness. Whether religious, or post-religious, metaphysical, cynical or ironic, these literary works engage with the humanization of life's end and the unknown beyond. Can nihilism be overcome? Is there such thing as positive annihilation? What part can post Celtic-Tiger religiousness play in the relationship with death and afterlife? Does post-modern spiritualism offer comfort? Is it possible to refuse to see nihilism as a problem? Is it possible to talk about death at all? The course will investigate diverse literary responses to these and many similar questions thrown up by life's inevitable end.

University Credit3
Language of InstructionEnglish
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