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Trinity College Dublin



Irish Studies An Interdisciplinary Course in Irish Civilisation

Tain IR 2081: Irish Language and Literature II [10 ECTS]

Modern Irish literature (5 ECTS):
In this section students will learn about the life, and work (in English translation) of a range of key 20th and 21st Irish language writers. Students will also examine the history of Irish literature and language revival from the late 19th century up to today, and discuss how social, cultural and linguistic change during the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries have had an impact on literature and critical thought in Irish.

Early Irish Literature (5 ECTS):
This section will focus on Early Irish saga, in particular on sovereignty figures, including both the king and the sovereignty goddess and her many manifestations in the literature. Irish utopian imagery and interaction between this world and the Otherworld, the latter in particular as a source for royal authority, will be examined. Material for this module will be read in English.

Contact: Pat Carty Last updated: Oct 17 2016.