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Provided through Open Universities Australia and Griffith University, this online unit looks at several notable Irish writers and attempts to explore their work in the context of the articulation of a specific Irish national identity. You’ll study the history of the Irish Republic, including the nationalist uprising of 1916 and the subsequent establishment of the Irish Free State.
Knowledge of historical context is necessary in understanding the world in which these writers worked, but you’ll primarily be looking at the Irish Literary Revival, literary and dramatic traditions in both Britain and Ireland and the formation of the modern Irish state during the period 1880 to 1940. Texts that will be studied in Irish Literature include Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Yeats’ Selected Poems and Frank O’Connor’s Classic Irish Short Stories.
As well as literature in relation to Ireland’s establishment as an independent state, more recent work will be analysed and examined in order to understand the Irish literary canon and how it relates to more modern issues, such as the role of women.
This unit is assessed through three essays, two of them worth 30%, and the final counting for 40% of your eventual mark.
There are no formal prerequisites for this unit, although some level of prior study of a relevant topic is recommended.
In this Irish Literature unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Successful negotiation of this unit will result in you harbouring a deeper understanding of the Irish voice and how literary works can effectively communicate the spirit of the times. The analytical skills you’ll gain from this unit will hold you in good stead for further literary study, either in Irish literature or within the wider 20th century themes of modernism, post-colonialism and feminism.
Your writing and analytical skills will boost your credentials in the job market; employers value these skills highly. Knowledge of historical content may also come in handy in the future, especially if you’re planning to work in the field of journalism.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.