Imagining Ireland


This module studies representations of Ireland in text, image and cartography during the early modern period. These representations, of a country and its peoples, are studied in different historical contexts from the Tudor period onwards. Students will develop a critical understanding of Irish identities as projections of different value systems.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse artistic and literary representations of Irish people and settings in the early modern period.

  2. Trace the historical evolution of representations and stereotyping in early modern Ireland.

  3. Display a critical understanding of Irish identity within a context of wider relationships.

  4. Identify and analyse relevant historical sources concerning Ireland, its land and/or people in the early modern period.

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