Anglo-Irish Lit.1: The Novel and Short Story

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Anglo-Irish Lit.1: The Novel and Short Story

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    English, Irish Culture, Literature, Literatures in English

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Description
    This course offers an introduction to Anglo-Irish literature starting with English-language versions of Irish mythology and moving swiftly to 20th Century examples of short stories and novels. The carefully selected works provide students with insights into key Irish cultural and historical issues and events that have helped shape contemporary Irish society.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. demonstrate an understanding of the novel and short story as important literary genres in twentieth century Ireland
    2. relate in an informed and sensitive manner to the social, political and cultural contexts of the works studied
    3. construct an informed vision of life in Ireland and of the Irish people in the twentieth century through the reading of novels, short stories and secondary literature
    4. evaluate critically the effectiveness of the main narrative techniques and devices employed in the novels and short stories discussed
    5. write a critical essay which demonstrates an ability to analyse and compare and contrast works studied, in a meaningful, insightful way