ENGL 113 - (LT) Inventing Identities: Yeats, Heaney, and the Emergence of Modern Irish Poetry
This course deals with the significant work of Irish poets writing in English during the modern period. The course begins with the work of W.B. Yeats, who was writing at a critical moment in Irish history, and who exercised an influence on world literature. The study of texts by Yeats and other prominent Irish poets, such as Seamus Heaney, enables students to develop an understanding of both the nature of an aesthetic work and the critical tools that can be brought to its appreciation.