ENGL 3161: Crime & Comedy in Irish Lit
Seminar - 4 credits
- Crime and Comedy in Irish literature will look at these intertwining themes in modern Irish literature and culture.
- Starting with the great comic novel, Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman and ending with contemporary crime drama of Tara French, the course will explore the connections between the hilarious and the horrific, between the uncanny and the caper, between murder and the joke.
- Students will explore critical and philosophical interrogations of these themes and will also do creative writing assignments in which they try out these exciting genres.
- By exploring the funny and the frightening students will discover how the normative aspects of social discourse are both framed and challenged.
- Students will leave with a more nuanced appreciation of these genres and with a richer sense both as readers and creative writers themselves.
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