Date Thesis Awarded
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Deborah Denenholz Morse
Christy L. Burns
Frederick C. Corney
Literature of the Great Irish Famine struggles to contain the disaster within narrative. William Carleton and Anthony Trollope, two first-hand witnesses of the Famine, write novels haunted by trauma. Though they attempt to explain the disaster by incorporating it into an ideologically-motivated story, their narratives crumble whenever they focus on human scenes of suffering.
O'Mealia, Sean, "Consuming Fictions: Trauma and Ideology in Irish Famine Literature" (2009). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 856.
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