Course Description

Irish Literature online course

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. We will begin in the 20th century with short stories by James Plunkett, Flann O’Brien’s At Swim Two Birds and Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls. We take in John Banville’s The Book of Evidence and then move to contemporary literature through Mike McCormack’s Solar Bones, Claire-Louise Bennett’s Pond, Sara Baume’s Spill Simmer Falter Wither and Sally Rooney’s Normal People. By the end of the course, participants will have read and discussed a number of Ireland’s authors and critically analysed their themes. Irish Literature is an exciting and highly enjoyable new course, which would be ideal for the literary enthusiast or anyone preparing to study English at third level.



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Course Code MKILII
College Name Martin Keaveney Creative Writing
Course Category English Literature, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Type Distance Learning
Course Qualification Certificate of Attendance
Course Location Mayo, Ireland
Course Start Date 18th March 2021
Course End Date 13th May 2021
Course Fee 100
Course Duration 8 weeks
Course Times INTERACTIVE - attend interactive Video Conference discussion (Zoom) 6.30 - 8.00 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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