Course Detail for ENGL 44504

LocationDublin, Ireland (UCD)
ND Course Number44504
ND Course TitleImagining Ireland: The Poetry of Yeats
Host University NumberENG 30620
Host University TitleThe Poetry of W.B. Yeats
Course Description

Does art make anything happen? W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) argued that it does by linking the development of art to the progress of the Irish nation. From early poems drawing on symbolist and folk traditions to late work revealing disillusionment with newly-independent Ireland, this course traces the difficult relationship between art and nation through various stages of Yeats's poetic career. In poetry of never-satisfied love, of spiritual transcendence and of historical visionary terror, Yeats's work reveals a dynamic relationship between the artist and the activist. This course explores the evolving relationship between Yeats's writing and the matter of Ireland, and will consider his impact on the formation of contemporary Irish literature.

University Credit3
Language of InstructionEnglish
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