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Ireland, Swift, England: Special Author Subject (12 points)


Leader: Clive Probyn

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: A detailed study of the works (prose and verse) of Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) in their cultural and political contexts. Topics include Swift's changing political ideologies; paradox and irony as modes of writing; conflict between Irish and English cultural (and economic) contexts, England as colonial 'centre,' and Ireland as 'margin', poetry and misogyny.

Assessment: Seminar paper (1500 words): 25% + Essay (2500 words): 25% + Essay (5000 words): 50%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

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