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Irish Literature – From Moore to Enright – REMOTE

Martin Keaveney Creative Writing

This carefully structured course is a general introduction to critically reading some of Ireland’s best known literature in the context of a progressing Ireland and also focussing on the locations of the novels.

We will begin at the turn of the 20th century with Mayoman George Moore’s The Untilled Field, then proceed through the next century with James Joyce’s Dubliners, John McGahern’s Amongst Women, set in the midlands, and Pat McCabe’s The Butcher Boy as a representative of Ulster. We conclude with newer works in Claire Keegan’s Foster, set in Wexford, Ann Enright’s south-west in The Green Road, Eimear McBride’s west of Ireland background of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, and Galway’s Mary Costello who provides an Irish narrator in the New York  setting of Academy Street.

By the end of the course, participants will have read and discussed a number of Ireland’s best-known authors and critically analysed their geographical settings and foundations. An exciting new course which would be ideal for the literary enthusiast or anyone preparing to study English at third level. Limited places


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Course Code MKILM-E
College Name Martin Keaveney Creative Writing
Course Category English Literature, Humanities & Social Sciences, Irish Literature
Course Type Distance Learning
Course Qualification Certificate of Attendance
Course Location Mayo, Ireland
Course Start Date 14th April 2021
Course End Date 2nd June 2021
Course Fee 100
Course Duration 8 weeks
Course Times INTERACTIVE - attend interactive Video Conference discussion (Zoom) 6.30 - 7.45 weekly & receive material by email including podcast of a recorded lecture each week. EMAIL - receive material by email with a podcast of a prerecorded lecture each week. PHONE - phone in to hear interactive class and receive material by email with a podcast of a prerecorded lecture each week. POST - receive material by email with a podcast on USB key of a prerecorded lecture each week. FLEXI - meet tutor remotely for 30 minute discussion weekly at mutual time and receive all course material by email.
Entry Requirements None.
Career Path English graduate degree, History graduate degree, Postgraduate study, Language degree, Journalism, Literary reviewing, Continuing Professional Development, Film and Television, Teaching and more.
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