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Grao en Inglés: Estudos Lingüísticos e Literarios
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  Irish Literature
   Contents
Topic Sub-topic
Introduction: The origins. History and culture of Ireland: a general overview
Early Irish Medieval Poetry.
Ireland, myth and identity.
The Amergin Poems (Amergin Invocation)
Pángur Ban (The poet and the cat)
The medieval and mythical world reflected in the contemporary poets
1.-The 19th century. The Great Famine. 1.1 The Famine Poems. (Source: The Hungry Voice)
1.2. The Coffin Ship and other novels.
1.3 O'Connor's: Star of the Sea. in-depth study.
2.-Early 20th Century. Irish Literary Revival. The Easter Rising. The Declaration of Independence. The Civil War. 2.1 The Irish Literary Revival. Text: The Aran Islands and Connemara (Synge) (Excerpts) / Kerry and Wicklow.
2.2. Yeats. Text. Mythologies (excerpts)
2.3 Drama as the foundation of Irish identity. The Irish National Theatre.
Lady Gregory and Yeats
The Abbey Theatre
John Millington Synge (Text: The Playboy of the Western World) Excerpts. / 'Riders to the Sea' (Full text)
Sean O’Casey: 'Juno and the Paycock' (Full text)
2.4. James Joyce. (Text: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young man. Excerpts). 'Ulysses' (excerpts), Dubliners ('The Dead', full text).
2.5. Poetry. Patrick Kavanagh and other poets of the period.


3.-Introduction to the Irish contermporary novel and short story. Most relevant authors after the 60s in Ireland (novel and short story)
4.-The Second Half of the 20th Century and The 21st Century 3.1. Drama: Brian Friel (Text. 'Dancing at Lughnasa') (Film and Excerpts)
John B. Keane (excerpts)
Martin MacDonough (excerpts)
3.2 Poetry:
John Montague, Thomas Kinsella, Murphy, Paul Durcan
Eavan Boland, Bernard O’Donoghue, Paddy Bushe, Lorna Shaughnessy, Medbh McGuckian, Paul Muldoon, Martin Higgins, Pearse Hutchinson, Paula Meehan, Mary O’Donnell, Leanne O’Sullivan (selection of poems)
3.3. Seamus Heaney and his relevance in Irish literature (poems)


3.4. Novels and short stories: (students will choose one of the following authors)
Frank O’Connor
Flann O’Brian
MacGahern
Roddy Doyle
Colm Tóibín
John Banville
Joseph O'Connor
Sebastian Barry
Eimear McBride
Mike McCormack
Sally Rooney
William Trevor
Kate O'Brian
Colum McCann.
Liz Nugent.
Claire Keegan.
Eilis Ni Dhuibhne.
Clare Boylan.
Anne Enright.

TRABALLO FINAL DO CURSO
AUTORES PROPOSTOS
(1 autor a elixir, do que se fará un traballo orixinal de 6 páxinas. IMPORTANTE: No caso dos relatos, é necesario traballar sobre catro relatos o máis, ou un libro de relatos). Todos os traballos son individuais e deben ser presentados oralmente (15. mins).



AUTORES PROPOSTOS PARA O TRABALLO FINAL

Frank O’Connor
Flann O’Brian
MacGahern
Roddy Doyle
Cólm Tóibín
John Banville
Joseph O'Connor
Sebastian Barry
Eimear McBride
Mike McCormack
Sally Rooney
William Trevor
Kate O'Brian
Eimear McBride.
Colum McCann.
Liz Nugent.
Claire Keegan.
Eilis Ni Dhuibhne.
Clare Boylan.
Anne Enright.


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