Course Description

Irish Literature: Time & Times

Irish Literature: Time & Times is a course run by Martin Keaveney Creative Writing, Galway. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of 8 weeks. Irish Literature: Time & Times gives a Course Qualification of Certificate of Attendance. For more information about Irish Literature: Time & Times at Martin Keaveney Creative Writing, please review the details below.

Time & Times
In this specially designed course we consider several important works of Irish literature through the lens of Time. How does the time application  of the story affect the content? What is the difference between story-time and real-time? How do characters interact with their past, presents and futures? By exploring this aspects of each work we come to a fascinating and rich understanding of the layered operation of fine literature. This  course is designed for literary enthusiasts,  those with a particular  interest in Irish literature and culture and those interest in pursuing more formal study.
Designed by Dr Martin Keaveney and delivered by Dr Martin / Associate
Week 1
Time & Times
Week 2
George Moore – In the Clay

Week 3

W.B. Yeats – ‘The Wild Swans at Coole’ & other poems.

Week 4

Maeve Brennan/The Springs of Affection

Week 5

Molly Keane/ Good Behaviour

 Week 6

Patrick Kavanagh/ Collected Poems

Week 7

Colm Toibin/ The Blackwater Lightship

Week 8

Belinda McKeon/ Tender

Reading list

Moore, George.  The Untilled Field (1903) William Heinemann Ltd; Uniform Edition (1 Jan. 1932).

Yeats, W.B. The Major Works. Oxford University Press, 1997 (Reissue 2008).

Keane, Molly. Good Behaviour (First Published 1983) Papaerview, 2005.

Brennan, Maeve. The Springs of Affection (First Published Posthumuosly 1997) Papaerview, 2005. (Stories)

Kavanagh, Patrick. Collected Poems. Penguin Books, 2005.

Toibin, Colm. The Blackwater Lightship. (First published Picador, 1999). Paperview, 2005.

McKeon, Belinda. Tender. Picador, 2015.
Course Dates:
  • Monday 15th April 8pm-10pm Irish time
  • Monday 22nd April 8pm-10pm Irish time
  • Monday 29th April 8pm-10pm Irish time
  • Monday 13th May 8pm-10pm Irish time
  • Monday 20th May 8pm-10pm Irish time
  • Monday 27th May 8pm-10pm Irish time
  • Monday 10th June  8pm-10pm Irish time

Registration: €289.99 Book here

15/04/24 –  10/06/24
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Training ProviderMartin Keaveney Creative Writing
Course LocationGalway
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationCertificate of Attendance
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate of Completion
Course Start Date15/04/2024
Course End Date10/06/2024
Course Duration8 weeks
Course Time8pm-10pm
Course Fee289.99
Entry RequirementsNone.
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