Date of Award

Spring 5-22-2020

Degree Type

Thesis-Restricted

Degree Name

M.A.

Degree Program

English

Department

English

Major Professor

Dr. Dan Doll

Second Advisor

Dr. Robin Werner

Third Advisor

Dr. Leslie White

Abstract

When I started this project because in my extensive amount of research into Irish literature, I found that the common theme in many of the works was nationalism and the desire to have a free state. I could not find any books that focused on nationalistic literature over the lengthy history of Ireland, only collections that pertained to a specific time period. This thesis project proposes introductory material and a potential table of contents to an anthology that would be centered around the theme of Irish nationalism in literature between the ninth century and the liberation of Ireland. It covers a brief history of Ireland, a summary of major literary movements, the role of women in nationalism, and an overview of the function of music in the political movement over the years.

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