Identifying Data 2019/20
Subject (*) Irish Literature Code 613G03046
Study programme
Grao en Inglés: Estudos Lingüísticos e Literarios
Descriptors Cycle Period Year Type Credits
Graduate 2nd four-month period
Fourth Optional 4.5
Language
English
Teaching method Face-to-face
Prerequisites
Department Letras
Coordinador
Estévez Saa, José Manuel
E-mail
jose.manuel.estevez.saa@udc.es
Lecturers
Alonso Giraldez, Jose Miguel
Estévez Saa, José Manuel
E-mail
miguel.giraldez@udc.es
jose.manuel.estevez.saa@udc.es
Web http://https://campusvirtual.udc.es/moodle/
General description A literatura e a historia de Irlanda: as orixes (Medioevo), os séculos XIX, XX e XXI.
Contingency plan

Study programme competencies
Code Study programme competences
A1 Coñecer e aplicar os métodos e as técnicas de análise lingüística e literaria.
A2 Saber analizar e comentar textos e discursos literarios e non literarios utilizando apropiadamente as técnicas de análise textual.
A6 Ter un dominio instrumental avanzado oral e escrito da lingua inglesa.
A9 Elaborar textos orais e escritos de diferente tipo en lingua galega, española e inglesa.
A10 Ter capacidade para avaliar criticamente o estilo dun texto e para formular propostas alternativas e correccións.
A11 Ter capacidade para avaliar, analizar e sintetizar criticamente información especializada.
A16 Ter un coñecemento avanzado das literaturas en lingua inglesa.
A17 Coñecer a historia e a cultura das comunidades anglófonas.
B1 Utilizar os recursos bibliográficos, as bases de datos e as ferramentas de busca de información.
B2 Manexar ferramentas, programas e aplicacións informáticas específicas.
B3 Adquirir capacidade de autoformación.
B4 Ser capaz de comunicarse de maneira efectiva en calquera contorno.
B5 Relacionar os coñecementos cos doutras áreas e disciplinas.
B6 Ter capacidade de organizar o traballo, planificar e xestionar o tempo e resolver problemas de forma efectiva.
B7 Ter capacidade de análise e síntese, de valorar criticamente o coñecemento e de exercer o pensamento crítico.
B8 Apreciar a diversidade.
B10 Comportarse con ética e responsabilidade social como cidadán/á e profesional.
C2 Dominar a expresión e a comprensión de forma oral e escrita dun idioma estranxeiro.
C3 Utilizar as ferramentas básicas das tecnoloxías da información e as comunicacións (TIC) necesarias para o exercicio da súa profesión e para a aprendizaxe ao longo da súa vida.

Learning aims
Learning outcomes Study programme competences
General knowledge of the literary history of Ireland. General Knowledge of the main literary movements. General knowledge of the influence between England and Ireland, and vice versa. Know the main authors. Know the most important works. Know and understand the main characteristics of Irish literature. Analysis of different texts and authors. Reviews and studies of works and authors: a study of technical analysis. To develop tools for literary analysis. To develop and know how to use techniques of reading and textual interpretation. Analyse connections between texts, comparing features and qualities, characters and settings; Analyse the impact of style, language, structure and form; Relate texts to their social and historical contexts. A1
A6
A17
B1
B2
B3
B5
B7
B8
B10
C2
C3
To develop reading habits. To develop critical reading. Encourage interest and enthusiasm for literature. Understand the importance of an author in a specific context and period. Be able to develop teamwork, collaboration and research. Be able to work with new technologies. Emphasize the importance of attending tutorials with the teacher. A2
A9
A10
A11
A16
B4
B6
C2
C3

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.



Planning
Methodologies / tests Competencies Ordinary class hours Student’s personal work hours Total hours
Guest lecture / keynote speech A1 A2 A6 A17 B1 12 18 30
Supervised projects A6 A16 B1 B2 B3 B8 B10 C3 C2 0 12 12
Workbook A6 A1 B1 B3 B6 B7 B10 C2 0 40 40
Objective test A1 A6 B3 C2 4 5.5 9.5
Seminar A1 A6 A9 A10 A11 A17 B1 B4 B5 B8 C2 20 0 20
 
Personalized attention 1 0 1
 
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies
Methodologies Description
Guest lecture / keynote speech Lectures and debate in the classroom based on pre-reading texts. Paticipation will be taken into account.
Supervised projects Essays and written work (individual) related to readings and Irish literature in general.
Workbook Work on novels, poems, articles and plays supplied.
Objective test The students will be asked to sit two tests (one mid-course, the other on the official date of the final examination) in which students must show their command of the contents and skills from lectures, seminars and small groups. A minimum mark of 4/10 is mandatory from each of these in order to be added to the overall mark for the other activities.
Seminar In-depth discussion on topics. Small groups to allow greater individual participation and reading experience exchange. Seminar will include workshops and plenty of oral and written activities.

Personalized attention
Methodologies
Supervised projects
Description
Individual work based on seminars and readings. The teacher will guide and monitor students throughout the process.

Assessment
Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Objective test A1 A6 B3 C2 The students will be asked to sit ONE test (on the official date of the final examination) in which students must show their command of the contents and skills from lectures, seminars and small group work. A minimum mark of 4/10 is mandatory for each of these in order to be added to the overall mark for the other activities. 50
Seminar A1 A6 A9 A10 A11 A17 B1 B4 B5 B8 C2 Work carried out in seminars, attendance and participation. 20
Supervised projects A6 A16 B1 B2 B3 B8 B10 C3 C2 ONE essay of about 5 pages IS MANDATORY based on ONE CONTEMPORARY AUTHOR (SEE LIST OF AUTHORS- contents), including compulsory readings and seminar work. Alternative tasks can be proposed. Individual essays have to be presented orally (about 15-20 min oral presentation). 30
 
Assessment comments

In the July evaluation students will present one essay on the texts studied (50%) and sit an examination (50%). In the June evaluation, students who do not attend the final exam during the course will be given the grade of "non presentado".
IMPORTANT: Part-time and students with special dispensation must contat the teacher at the beginning of the course in order to plan each individual situation and the changes needed to compensate the percentages of the grade arising from seminar work and participation, reading and supervised projects.
Those essays or works which are not totally original, i.e. affected by plagiarism, will receive 0.0 points, according to UDC regulations.

Students who have been granted exemption, as specified in the university regulations, will be assessed according to the criteria applied in the July opportunity.

Students sitting the December exam (final exam brought forward) will be assessed according to the criteria specified for the July opportunity. 

Students are encouraged to use recycled materials whenever possible. 

Full-time students and part-time students can be examined according to the criteria for the July opportunity.

Students who don't sit the July or June final exam will receive the NO PRESENTADO as a final grade. 

About plagiarism

In this subject, the Turnitin tool could be used in the evaluation of essays and activities. Based on the recommendations of the Xunta de Facultade, the following text is added for the students' consideration: Turnitin is an application for teachers to review parts of a text from other texts and indicate their origin. This tool can identify papers presented previously in this or other universities, including those written by the same student. If this circumstance occurs, it will be understood that it is contrary to academic honesty and will be applied to the academic regulations for evaluations, grades, etc.


Sources of information
Basic McGahern, John (2006). Amongst Women. London: Faber and Faber
Keane, John B. (1969). Big Maggie. L: The Mercier Press
Tóibín, Colm (2000). Blackwater lightship. London: Picador
Friel, Brian (1998). Brian Friel's Plays Dancing at Lughnasa. London: Faber and Faber
Hutchinson, Pearse (1985). Complete Poems. Dublin: The Gallery Press
Heaney, Seamus (2000). Death of Naturalist. London: Faber and Faber
O'Casey Sean (2016). Juno and the Paycock. London: Faber and Faber
Yeats, William Butler (1999). Mythologies. London: Penguin
Synge, John Millington (1999). Riders to the Sea. London
O'Donoghue, Bernard (2008). Selected Poems. London: Faber and Faber
McDonagh, Martin (1998). The Beauty Queen of Leenane and other plays. London: Vintage
Deane, Seamus (1991). The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing. London: Faber and Faber
Kinsella, Thomas, ed (1992-2000). The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse. London: Oxford UP
Synge, John Millington (2009). The Playboy of the Western World. London: Thames and Hudson
Banville, John (2005). The Sea. London: Picador
Bushe, Paddy (2008). To Ring in Silence. Dublin: Dedalus Press
Joyce, James (2000). Ulises. Catedra: Letras Universales
Hand, Derek. A History of the Irish Novel. Cambridge: CUP, 2011.

Ingman, Heather. A History of the Irish Short Story. Cambridge: CUP, 2009.

Pelaschiar, Laura. Writing the North. The Contemporary Novel in Northern Ireland. Trieste: Edizione Parnaso, 1998.

Praga Terente, Inés, ed. La novela irlandesa del Siglo XX. Barcelona: PPU, 2005.

Villacañas, Beatriz. Literatura irlandesa. Madrid: Síntesis, 2007.

Watson, G. J. Irish Identity and the Literary Revival. Synge, Yeats, Joyce and O’Casey. Washington D.C.:  The Catholic University of America Press, 1994.

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ADDITIONAL

Bartlett, Thomas, Chris Curtin, Riana O'Dwyer and Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, eds

. Irish Studies: A General Introduction

. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1988.

Dawe, Gerald and Jonathan Williams, eds

. Krino 1986-1996: An Anthology of Irish Writing

. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 1996.

Deane, Seamus, ed.

The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing

. 5 vols Derry: Field Day Publications, 1991.

Deane, Seamus.

A Short History of Irish Literature.

London: Hutchinson, 1986.

Dunne, Seán, ed.

An Introduction to Irish Poetry

. Cork: Bookmark, Ossian Publications Ltd., 1991.

Gonzalez, Alexander, G., ed.

Modern Irish Writers: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook

. London: Aldwych Press, 1997.

Hogan, Robert, ed.

Dictionary of Irish Literature

. London: Aldwych Press, 1996.

Hurtley, J.A., B. Hughes, R.M. González Casademont, I. Praga y E. Aliaga

. Diccionario cultural e histórico de Irlanda

. Madrid: Ariel, 1996.

Hyde, Douglas.

A Literary History of Ireland from Earliest Times to the Present Day.

London, 1899.

Kennelly, Brendan, ed.

The Penguin Book of Irish Verse

. London: Penguin Books, 1981.

Kinsella, Thomas, ed.

The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse

. Oxford and New York: Oxford UP, 1992.

Pierce, David, ed.

Irish Writing in the Twentieth Century: A Reader

. Cork: Cork UP, 2000.

Kenneally, Michael, ed.

Irish Literature and Culture.

Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1992.

MacCarthy, Ann.

A Search for Literary Identity in Irish Literature.

Alicante: Departamento de Filología Inglesa, Universidad de Alicante, 1997.

>McHugh, Roger, and Maurice Harmon.

A Short History of Anglo-Irish Literature.

Dublin: Wolfhound Press, 1982.

Welch, Robert, ed.

The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996.

Complementary McBride, Eimear (2016). A Girl is a Halformed thing. NY: Coffee House Press
McCormack, Mike (2016). Solar Bones . Tramp Press

The teacher will provide further reading during the academic year. 


Recommendations
Subjects that it is recommended to have taken before

Subjects that are recommended to be taken simultaneously
English Literature (20th and 21st Centuries)/613G03040

Subjects that continue the syllabus
English Literature (20th and 21st Centuries)/613G03040

Other comments
Guidelines for the students: reading literary texts and literary criticism, web pages work. Develop skills in oral explanation and speaking in public. Traductological skills. Interpretation of literary texts. Students will have individual tutorials, both to resolve any questions related to the theory presented in class, and to improve their practical activities, as well as to guide students in their individual tasks. Students at the same time, will be able to download materials from the Moodle virtual platform, which is the platform of the University.


(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.