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ENM4580 - Ireland, Swift, England: Special Author Subject

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Clive Probyn


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


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.


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

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week