Module Identifier IR11010  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr William J Mahon  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Other staff Professor Patrick P Sims-Williams  
Course delivery Lecture   11 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   2 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  75%
Semester Assessment c. 1500 words Essay:  25%
Supplementary Assessment 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