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Irish Literature: The Dirty Dust

Irish Literature: The Dirty Dust is a course run by Martin Keaveney Creative Writing, Galway. For more information about Irish Literature: The Dirty Dust at Martin Keaveney Creative Writing, please review the details below.

This Irish Literature course will introduce readers to Alan Titley’s English translation of Máirtín O’Cadhain’s iconic and anarchic 1949 Irish novel for (dead) voices set in a Connemara graveyard, a work dubbed by Colm Tóibín ‘the greatest novel written in the Irish language’. Amongst an entertaining variety of tropes, riffs and motifs, in the course of which there will be spirited opportunities for group readings, individual presentations and in-depth conversation around this strange and stirring work, we will examine such themes as the spectral voice and the novel, township loyalties, literary profanity and Irish death rites. Subject to participants’ interests, we shall also take a look at the work’s wider contexts, affinities and iterations with reference to Beckett, Joyce, Flann O’Brien and Macdara Ó Fátharta’s stage adaptation. NB While knowledge of Irish is NOT a prerequisite for the course, which will focus attention on the English text, it will serve as an undoubted (and warmly welcomed) contribution to the group dynamic. Designed and delivered by Dr Simon Thomas. Time: 8.00-10.00 (via Zoom) Registration: – €165 Book here

Book here 29/09/22 – 17/10/2022

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Training ProviderMartin Keaveney Creative Writing
Course LocationDonegal Town, Donegal
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate of Completion
Course Start Date1st October 2022
Course End Date17th October 2022
Course Duration8 weeks
Course Time29 September at 8pm
Course Fee165
Entry RequirementsNone.
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