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CE2563: LOVE, LOSS AND REVIVAL: GAELIC IRELAND, 1700 TO THE PRESENT (2017-2018)

Last modified: 21 Aug 2017 21:26


Course Overview

This course provides an introduction to Gaelic Ireland from the eighteenth century to the present. We will discuss the aims and achievements of all genres of literature written in modern Irish: for instance, political vision-poems, laments, short stories and autobiographies. The course will also cover in detail the major twentieth-century poets and their diverse motivations, e.g. self-discovery, urban/rural tension and commentary on political and social aspects of their own day. The connections between Irish literature and historical events, the changing status of the Irish language, and Ireland's relationship with the rest of Europe, will form important elements of the course.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Patrick Crotty

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • CE2531 Love, Loss and Revival: Gaelic Ireland, 1700 to the Present (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course involves detailed discussion of topics including the history of Gaelic Ireland from the eighteenth century onwards; and the aims and achievements of all genres of literature in modern Irish, e.g. vision-poems and prose diaries. The course will also cover the major twentieth-century poets and their motivations, eg. self-discovery, urban/rural tension and commentary on political and social aspects of their own day.

Further Information & Notes

This course will be available in 2017/18, and is available to all Level 2 students in any degree programme, and all visiting students.

Knowledge of the Irish language is not required for the course, as we will read the texts in English translation, but any prior knowledge of Irish or Gaelic will be an advantage.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Celtic Joint
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%); essay of 2,000-2,500 words, including references but excluding bibliography (30%); tutorial participation (10%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Discussion of students' progress in writing and participation skills will be provided in individual meetings.

Feedback

Written feedback will be provided via comments on assessments. Discussion of students' progress in writing and participation skills will be provided in individual meetings.

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