Irish Literature : Time & Times

15 April 2024

Course details

Course begins: 15 April 2024
Course ends: 17 June 2024
Venue: Online
Location: Online
Provider: Martin Keaveney Creative Writing
Capacity: 15
Fee: €289.99
Contact details: 0876007100

Course description

In this specially designed course we consider several important works of Irish literature through the lens of Time. How does the time application  of the story affect the content? What is the difference between story-time and real-time? How do characters interact with their past, presents and futures? By exploring this aspects of each work we come to a fascinating and rich understanding of the layered operation of fine literature. This  course is designed for literary enthusiasts,  those with a particular  interest in Irish literature and culture and those interest in pursuing more formal study.


Week 1 Time & Times

Week 2 George Moore – In the Clay

Week 3 W.B. Yeats – ‘The Wild Swans at Coole’ & other poems.

Week 4 Maeve Brennan/The Springs of Affection

Week 5 Molly Keane/ Good Behaviour

 Week 6 Patrick Kavanagh/ Collected Poems

Week 7 Colm Toibin/ The Blackwater Lightship

Week 8 Belinda McKeon/ Tender


Moore, George.  The Untilled Field (1903) William Heinemann Ltd; Uniform Edition (1 Jan. 1932).

Yeats, W.B. The Major Works. Oxford University Press, 1997 (Reissue 2008).

Keane, Molly. Good Behaviour (First Published 1983) Papaerview, 2005.

Brennan, Maeve. The Springs of Affection (First Published Posthumuosly 1997) Papaerview, 2005.

Kavanagh, Patrick. Collected Poems. Penguin Books, 2005.

Toibin, Colm. The Blackwater Lightship. (First published Picador, 1999). Paperview, 2005.

McKeon, Belinda. Tender. Picador, 2015.


Monday 15th April 8pm-10pm Irish time

Monday 22nd April 8pm-10pm Irish time

Monday 29th April 8pm-10pm Irish time

Monday 13th May 8pm-10pm Irish time

Monday 20th May 8pm-10pm Irish time

Monday 27th May 8pm-10pm Irish time

Monday 10th June  8pm-10pm Irish time




Registration: €289.99

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