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Anglo-irská literatura od Swifta po Shawa - AAALC001A
Anglický název: Anglo-Irish Writing from Swift to Shaw
Zajišťuje: Ústav anglofonních literatur a kultur (21-UALK)
Fakulta: Filozofická fakulta
Platnost: od 2023
Semestr: zimní
Body: 0
E-Kredity: 5
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:0/2, Z [HT]
Počet míst: neurčen / 15 (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
4EU+: ne
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst pro virtuální mobilitu: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
Garant: doc. Clare Wallace, M.A., Ph.D.
Vyučující: doc. Clare Wallace, M.A., Ph.D.
Třída: Exchange - 09.2 General and Comparative Literature
Je korekvizitou pro: AAALC020B, AAALC001B
Je záměnnost pro: AAA500712
Poslední úprava: doc. Clare Wallace, M.A., Ph.D. (12.09.2023)
This course is primarily an MA course, it is offered every winter semester and is a core requirement for studies specialising in Irish Studies. If MA places are not filled, BA students in year 3 of study (as elective/optional course). Erasmus students please note that this course requires advanced fluency in English: reading and writing.<br>
The course will draw upon the rich tradition of Anglo-Irish writing, focusing on a variety of writers primarily from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In particular we will examine writers who have worked with humour and horror, in comic and gothic genres. One of the aims of this course is to investigate the subversive potential of the genres these writers used. Until recently many of these authors were considered as part of an English literary tradition, however we will be exploring the potential for doubleness in their work and identities as Anglo and Irish.<br>
Week 1 (3.10) Introduction: Historical and cultural contexts
Week 2 (10.10) Jonathan Swift Gulliver’s Travels (1726)
Week 3 (17.10) Jonathan Swift Gulliver’s Travels (1726)
Week 4 (24.10) Pamphlet: A Modest Proposal (1729), Edmund Burke Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) (Please read the marked extracts in the text posted on Moodle)
Week 5 (31.10) Maria Edgeworth Castle Rackrent (1800)
Week 6 (7.11) Midterm review session, group discussions
Week 7 (14.11) Barcelona symposium check Dion Boucicault The Shaughraun (1874)
Week 8 (21.11) J. Sheridan LeFanu Selected stories: “Green Tea” (1872), “Carmilla” (1871)
Week 9 (28.11) Bram Stoker Dracula (1897)
Week 10 (5.12) Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), selected essays: “The Critic as Artist”, “The Decay of Lying” (check Moodle for final selection)
Week 11 (12.12) G.B. Shaw John Bull’s Other Island (1904)
Week 12 (19.12) Discussion of research proposals
ESSAY PROPOSALS DUE by 15 December at 18.00
Week 13 (2.1) Reserve
Week 14 (9.1) Conclusion
Please note: priority goes to DALC MA students, others may join if there is space.
Poslední úprava: doc. Clare Wallace, M.A., Ph.D. (19.09.2022)

Jonathan Swift Gulliver's Travels and selected poems, Edmund Burke "Reflections on the Revolution in France", Maria Edgeworth Castle Rackrent, Dion Boucicault "The Shaughraun", Sheridan LeFanu selected stories, Bram Stoker Dracula, Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray and selected essays, George Bernard Shaw "John Bull's Other Island". 

Recommended secondary reading:

W.J. McCormack, From Burke to Beckett Ascendency Tradition and Betrayal in Literary History. Cork, 1994.

Terry Eagleton, Heathcliff and the Great Hunger Studies in Irish Culture. Verso 1995.

Declan Kiberd, Inventing Ireland: The Literature of the Modern Nation. Jonathan Cape, 1995.

R.F. Foster, Modern Ireland 1600-1972. Penguin, 1988.

R.F. Foster, Chapter 4: Ascendancy and Union, The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1989. (Also in British Studies Library Room 219c)

John H. Plumb, England in the Eighteenth Century. Pelican, 1990. (Also in British Studies Library Room 219c)

Ernest Tuveson ed., Swift: A Collection of Critical Essays. Prentice-Hall, 1964.

A. Norman Jeffares ed., Swift-Modern Judgements . MacMillan, 1968.

W.J. McCormack, "Language, Class and Genre 1780-1830," The Field Day Anthology.

W.J. McCormack, "Maria Edgeworth 1768-1849," The Field Day Anthology.

Soňa Nováková, "‘Fictions of Reconciliation’: The Case of Maria Edgeworth’s Irish Tales," Litteraria Pragensia Vol.7, No. 13 (1997).

Jerold E. Hogle ed., The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction. Cambridge, 2002. (British Studies Library Room 219c)

Robert Tracy, The Unappeasable Host: Studies in Irish Identities. UCD, 1998.

W.J. McCormack, "Irish Gothic and After," The Field Day Anthology.

Matthew Arnold, Celtic Literature. See The Field Day Anthology and the internet.

Neil Sammells, Wilde Style: The Plays and Prose of Oscar Wilde. Longman, 2000.

Christopher Innes, Modern British Drama The Twentieth Century. Cambridge 2002. (See chapters on G.B. Shaw).

Metody výuky
Poslední úprava: doc. Clare Wallace, M.A., Ph.D. (19.09.2022)



Grading Scheme



Two absences permitted

Participation (mixture of discussion questions and short written assignments)


Final Essay (50%) + proposal (10%)


Full course materials and participation tasks will be shared on the course Moodle site.  Details of how to access the course Moodle will be emailed to students who have enrolled on the SIS.

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