Irish Literature – From Yeats to McKeon


Irish Literature:  From Yeats to McKeon  –  Remote  Course Outline 

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Week 1

Introduction/W.B. Yeats

Week 2

Maeve Brennan/The Springs of Affection

Week 3

Molly Keane/ Good Behaviour

 Week 4

Patrick Kavanagh/ Collected Poems

Week 5

Colm Toibin/ The Blackwater Lightship

Week 6

Belinda McKeon/ Tender

Week 7

Naoise Dolan/ Exciting Times

Week 8

Contemporary Irish Poetry

Reading list

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). Papaerview, 2005.

McKeon, Belinda. Tender. Picador, 2015.

Dolan, Naoise. Exciting Times. Weidenfield & Nichol, 2020.

Contemporary Poetry TBA.

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