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Irish Literature – From Moore to Enright – REMOTE

13 October 2022
Remote – Video Conference (Zoom)(Discussion 12.00-1.15pm Tuesdays plus video/podcast lecture weekly)/Email/Phone/Post

Course details

Course begins: 13 October 2022
Course ends: 1 December 2022
Venue: Remote – Video Conference (Zoom)(Discussion 12.00-1.15pm Tuesdays plus video/podcast lecture weekly)/Email/Phone/Post
Location: Remote
Provider: Martin Keaveney Creative Writing
Capacity: 15
Fee: €140
Contact details: info@martinkeaveney.com/ 0876007100/

Course description

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 and also focussing on the locations of the novels.

We will begin at the turn of the 20th century with Mayoman George Moore’s The Untilled Field, then proceed through the next century with James Joyce’s Dubliners, John McGahern’s Amongst Women, set in the midlands, and Pat McCabe’s The Butcher Boy as a representative of Ulster. We conclude with newer works in Claire Keegan’s Foster, set in Wexford, Ann Enright’s south-west in The Green Road, Eimear McBride’s west of Ireland background of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, and Galway’s Mary Costello who provides an Irish narrator in the New York setting of Academy Street.

By the end of the course, participants will have read and discussed a number of Ireland’s best-known authors and critically analysed their geographical settings and foundations. An exciting new course which would be ideal for the literary enthusiast or anyone preparing to study English at third level. Limited places

Next Start Date: Thursday 13th October at 12.00-1.15pm

Concludes 1st December.


8 weeks


Remote Attendance Options

INTERACTIVE – attend interactive Video Conference discussion (Zoom) 12.00-1.15pm weekly & receive material by email including video of a recorded lecture each week.

EMAIL – receive material by email with a video of a prerecorded lecture each week

PHONE – phone in to hear interactive class and receive material by email with a video 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

Combinations of the above available at no extra cost, please enquire. All remote courses cost the same
Book Now: https://martinkeaveney.com/irish-literature-from-moore-to-enright/

About the tutor:

Dr Martin Keaveney is an Associate Lecturer in Irish Literature at NUIG. He has published several articles on Irish Literature at the intersection of Narratology in a range of leading peer-reviewed academic journals, including Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, New Hibernia Review, Estudios Irlandeses and the Journal of Franco-Irish Studies. He has been facilitating creative writing courses at Galway Arts Centre since 2018. His second novel, The Mackon Country, will be published by Penniless Press, UK this Autumn. This follows   his  debut novel Delia Meade (2020) and his collection of stories, The Rainy Day, ( 2018) (Penniless Press). Short fiction has been published in  many literary journals in Ireland, UK and US. He has also written for the screen and his writing has been produced and exhibited at many international  film festivals and on broadcast national television.  His  scholarship was recently published in the peer-reviewed  New Hibernia Review, Journal of Franco-Irish Studies, Liverpool Journal of Postgraduate Studies and Estudios Irlandeses. He has a B.A. in English and Italian, an M.A in English (Writing) and a Ph.D. at NUIG (Creative Writing and Textual Studies).   He was awarded the Sparanacht Ui Eithir for his research in 2016 and the NUIG Write-Up Bursary in 2018.  See more at www.martinkeaveney.com

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