Imagining Ireland


This module studies representations of Ireland in literature and the arts. 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

  2. understand the historical evolution of representations and stereotyping

  3. develop a critical understanding of Irish nationalism within a context of wider relationships

% Coursework 30%
% Final Exam 70%