20th Century Irish Poetry GAELIC4019

  • Academic Session: 2015-16
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Course Aims

To introduce students to 20th century Irish poetry; to compare and contrast Irish and Gaelic 20th century poetry.

Timetable

Class will meet twice weekly for ten weeks

Requirements of Entry

Normal Entry into Honours

Assessment

The mark for this module will be determined on the basis of: 40% from two written essays submitted in weeks 5 and 8 (topics to be assigned); 20% from four pieces of translation work to be submitted fortnightly; 40% from a two-hour end of course examination.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To introduce students to 20th century Irish poetry; to compare and contrast Irish and Gaelic 20th century poetry.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course, students will be able: to describe some of the main themes of modern Irish poetry; to discuss the cultural and literary background of a number of poems; to compare and contrast the work of three 20th century poets; to translate a seen passage of poetry from Irish to English.