Mary Mullen

  • Assistant Professor, English
  • Villanova University
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Villanova, English 1975: Coming of Age in Ireland

This class will consider what it means to come of age—to grow up—in Ireland. As we track how characters mature and fail to mature, how readers are treated like innocent children and all-knowing adults, how Irish settings and histories shape characters’ trajectory of growth, we will ask big questions about constructions of childhood and adulthood, literature and place, gender, and development as a social, historical and economic process.

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