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Irish Literature - From Yeats to McKeon - REMOTE

Irish Literature - From Yeats to McKeon - REMOTE is a course run by Martin Keaveney Creative Writing, Galway. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of 8 weeks. Irish Literature - From Yeats to McKeon - REMOTE gives a Course Qualification of Certificate of Attendance. For more information about Irish Literature - From Yeats to McKeon - REMOTE at Martin Keaveney Creative Writing, please review the details below.

This Irish Literature course is a general introduction to critically reading some of Ireland’s best literature with reflection on the poetic technique in poetry and in prose.

We will begin early in the 20th century with W.B Yeats, progress to Patrick Kavanagh, Molly Keane and Maeve Brennan. The second half of the course discusses more recent writers: Colm Toibin, Naoise Dolan, Belinda McKeon and concluding with a selection of contemporary Irish Poetry.

By the end of the course participants will have read and discussed a number of Ireland’s authors and critically analysed their themes. Irish Literature: From Yeats to McKeon – REMOTE is an exciting and highly enjoyable new course which would be ideal for the literary enthusiast or anyone preparing to study English at third level. Limited places

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About the facilitator
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 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

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Remote attendance options
INTERACTIVE – attend interactive Video Conference discussion (Zoom) 5.15-6.30pm 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

The course will be presented by Dr Martin Keaveney (John McGahern scholar)

Combinations of the above available at no extra cost, please enquire. All remote courses cost the same

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Training ProviderMartin Keaveney Creative Writing
Course Location
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationCertificate of Attendance
Course Duration8 weeks
Course Time6.30-7.45pm (Wednesday)
Entry RequirementsNone.
Carear PathUniversity study, Journalism, Literary reviewing, Feature writing, Librarian, Historian, Linguistics, others.
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