Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Imagining Irishness; History, Society and Literature from the Gaelic Revival to the Present
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 11 Hours.
Seminars / Tutorials 2 Hours.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment c. 1500 words  Essay:  25%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   75%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   written exam  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successfully completing this module:

1. You will be able to identify the major prose authors and poets of the period.

2. You will be able to discuss the social and political context of the literature of this period, and most particularly its relation to the issue of language revival, colonialism, and post-colonialism.

3. You will have an understanding of the literary context of this literature and be able to discuss how it was influenced by native (Gaelic) and foreign (English and European) models.

4. You will be able to discuss the importance of the regional literature of the Irish-speaking districts.

5. You will be able to identify the major poets of the period and to discuss their themes and influences.

Brief description

An introduction to representative and varied sample of the work of the finest modern Irish prose writers and poets, in their cultural setting.


This module is at CQFW Level 4