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English and Irish Contemporary Literature

Code 8584
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Literaturas
Mode of delivery Seminar
Learning outcomes Students become knowledgeable on landmark authors and themes in contemprary Anglo-Irish literature.
They develop theoretical and critical skills and gain a wider knowledge of the national, social, cultural and religious history framing the works analysed. In the final of the semester the student most be able to:
- know some of the authors and most relevant topics of contemporary Anglo-Irish literature.
- develop skills to theoretical and critical level.
- increase knowledge of national history, social, cultural and contemporary religious framing the works under discussion.
Syllabus Historical and social framework, reading, critical analysis and discussion:
1. John McGahern, *Amongst Women*
2. Roddy Doyle, *The Snapper*
3. Patrick McCabe, *The Butcher Boy*
4. Dermot Bolger's, *The Journey Home*
5. Aidan Mathews, *Lipstick on the Host*.
Main Bibliography Primary works.
BURGESS, Anthony, A literatura inglesa, São Paulo: Ática, 1996.
HILL, Lawrence et al. (ed.), The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, 5 vol., Northern Ireland, Field Day Publications, 1991-2002. KADLEAIIKOVA, Aarka, Four Perspectives on Contemporary Anglo-Irish Fiction: Nationalism, Religion, Modern Society and Family, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010.
THORNLEY, G. C. and ROBERTS, Gwyneth, An Outline of English Literature, Essex, Longman, 1998.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2012-05-27

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