E-guide to “Three Plays by Brian Friel: A Postcolonial Perspective”
As part of her dedication to undergraduate research and stimulating continued interest in Irish Studies, Dawn Duncan has worked with students to develop this site.
This site is centered on learning, with the goal of helping those who are coming to The Enemy Within, Translations, and The Freedom of the City as first-time readers, students, or audience members. We imagine that readers may have questions or want to know more about the background to these plays, about ways of thinking about the plays, and about how these plays connect to Irish history and the wider postcolonial world.
The authors of the pages have also been engaged in learning since they are students in either Postcolonial Literatures with Professor Dawn Duncan or Technical Writing with Professor Erika Strandjord at Concordia College–Moorhead, MN. Both upper-level courses allow students to apply their learning in ways that reach beyond the classroom. The literature students did the deep research and wrote the content provided, while the technical writing students worked as the design teams for the site.
“Enter and learn more about Postcolonial Theory, Irish historical context, and the author Brian Friel. Then take a deeper look at The Enemy Within, Translations, and Freedom of the City.”