Course Description

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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About the facilitator
Dr Martin Keaveney is an Associate Lecturer in Irish Literature at NUIG. He has published several articles on Irish Literature at the intersection of Narratology in a range of leading peer-reviewed academic journals, including New Hibernia Review, Estudios Irlandeses and the Journal of Franco-Irish Studies. He has been facilitating creative writing courses at Galway Arts Centre since 2018. His second novel, The Mackon Country, will be published by Penniless Press, UK this Autumn. This follows   his  debut novel Delia Meade (2020) and his collection of stories, The Rainy Day, ( 2018) (Penniless Press). Short fiction has been published in  many literary journals in Ireland, UK and US. He has also written for the screen and his writing has been produced and exhibited at many international  film festivals and on broadcast national television.  His  scholarship was recently published in the peer-reviewed  New Hibernia Review, Journal of Franco-Irish Studies, Liverpool Journal of Postgraduate Studies and Estudios Irlandeses. He has a B.A. in English and Italian, an M.A in English (Writing) and a Ph.D. at NUIG (Creative Writing and Textual Studies).   He was awarded the Sparanacht Ui Eithir for his research in 2016 and the NUIG Write-Up Bursary in 2018. Martin Keaveney  is an Associate Lecturer in Irish Literature at NUIG.

Testimonials
‘Excellent support from tutor’
‘Enormously helpful and generous writer’s workshop’
‘[Martin] takes a genuine interest in his students’
‘An engaging speaker who listens and answers questions in a useful way’
‘[Martin’s] guidance is excellent’
‘Very enjoyable and engaging’
‘I looked forward to the class every week, each week I became more and more inspired to go home and work on my projects’ [Evening Course]
‘Thoroughly enjoyed the day’ [One Day Course]

See more at www.martinkeaveney.com/testimonials

Remote attendance options
INTERACTIVE – attend interactive Video Conference discussion (Zoom) 6.30 – 7.45 weekly & receive material by email including video of a recorded lecture each week

EMAIL – receive material by email with a video of a prerecorded lecture each week

PHONE – phone in to hear interactive class and receive material by email with a video 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

The course will be presented by Dr Martin Keaveney (John McGahern scholar)
See www.martinkeaveney.com/testimonials 

Combinations of the above available at no extra cost, please enquire. All remote courses cost the same

Queries on the course delivery or content: info@martinkeaveney.com

All registered participants are subject to Terms of Use

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Course Code MKILME
College Name Martin Keaveney Creative Writing
Course Category Humanities & Social Sciences, Irish Literature
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Certificate of Attendance
Course Location Mayo, Ireland
Course Start Date 2nd November 2021
Course End Date 21st December 2021
Course Fee 100
Course Duration 8 weeks
Course Times INTERACTIVE - attend interactive Video Conference discussion (Zoom) 7.00pm-8.30pm 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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