Courses: Topics in Irish Literature: Joyce/Beckett (ENGLH372B01)
12 slots available for Engl majors, 3 others.
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Looks at the work of these two major figures as epitomizing an Irish rhetoric in post-colonial reading which "enacts a movement that begins in aphasia and ends in eloquence" [Seamus Deane], in this case in a comprehensive reading of Joyce in the most prolix of texts, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, and Beckett, where texts seemingly court in silence their own undoing.
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Prerequisites: Two courses in English at the 200 level or permission of instructor
Fulfills: HU III