43.376 20th Century Irish History in Film

20th Century Irish History in Film

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38595
Status Active

This course is on the representation of Irish history in narrative feature and documentary films made in or about Ireland. Starting with the revolutionary era, it covers the key events, issues, and debates that defined Irish politics, culture and society in the last hundred years. The course is divided into five thematic sections and proceeds chronologically through the 20th century, starting with the War of Independence against the Britain and the Civil War that followed; the American romanticism of Ireland in film;social issues that plagued the Irish Free State and Republic;the period of violence in the North known as The Troubles;and the issued raised by multi-culturalism during the Celtic Tiger era.