UCJANGBP44 Irish literature

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Diana Adamová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Diana Adamová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Diana Adamová, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This course deals with the most important works of the chosen Irish authors. The literary analysis of the texts will also deal with the historical and social context of the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland. The aim of this course is to provide a basic overview of Irish poetry, prose, and drama.
Learning outcomes
The student will:
be able to define the basic features of Irish literature
know major epresentatives and their works
be able to analyze texts from different time periods and different genres
  • 1. Introduction to Ireland
  • 2. Irish Fairy-Tales and Mythology
  • 3. Romanticism in Ireland
  • 4. Gothic Fiction
  • 5. The Impact of the Great Famine
  • 6. The Literary Revival
  • 7. The Republic of Ireland
  • 8. The Belfast Group
  • 9. The Troubles
  • 10. Irish Drama 1
  • 11. Irish Drama 2
  • 12. Political Writings
  • 13. Revision
    required literature
  • Jeffares, A. N. (2014). A Short History of Ireland’s Writers. Dublin: O’Brien Press.
  • State, P. F. (2009). A Brief History of Ireland. New York: Facts On File.
  • Regan, S. (2004). Irish Writing: An Anthology of Irish Literature in English 1789 – 1939. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    recommended literature
  • Brearton, F. and A. Gillis. (2012). The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Gregory, A. (2007). Lady Gregory’s Complete Irish Mythology. London: Bounty Books.
  • Vance, N. (2002). Irish Literature Since 1800. London: Routledge.
Teaching methods
Lecture, seminar
Assessment methods
Compulsory attendance at seminars min. 75%.
Written and oral exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2021, Summer 2022, Summer 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Summer 2024, recent)
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