nearly impossible to talk about 20th century literature without
naming major contributions made by Irish writers—James Joyce,
W.B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett, G.B. Shaw and Oscar Wilde. Contemporary
Irish writers continute to amaze international audiences, most
notably Brian Moore, Edna O'Brien, Seamus Heaney, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill,
F. Scott Fitzgerald and John O'Hara.
Yet, the celebration of Irish literature has not gone without struggle.
Irish writers must confront a tradition that wavers between the
Gaelic and English languages. "What is Irish literature?" continues
to be asked when discussion turns to Northern writers versus those
from the Republic. For these reasons and several others, Creighton
offers a program in Irish literature.
Irish Literature Concentration from Creighton's English Department
translates into a diversified, dignified portfolio as you prepare
for either a career or graduate programs.
In addition to a solid background in English literature, the Irish Literature
Concentration is grounded in:
• Irish myths & epics
• Translations from Gaelic to English
• Political and historical issues from the Irish Renaissance to the present
• Major Irish writers