The Irish Short Story and Literary Theory                   Advanced level, 7,5 ECTS (5 points)



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The course aims to deepen the studentsí understanding of representative works of Irish short fiction, as well as of contemporary literary theory and criticism. Through their analyses of the texts studied on this course, students will deepen their knowledge of modern Irish short fiction from a theoretical point of view and develop their analytic skills. The literary works are studied from a variety of modern and postmodern theoretical perspectives, such as Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Reception Theory, Structuralism and Semiotics, Post-Structuralism, Psychoanalysis and Political Criticism. Besides being introduced to theoretical texts, students will also study a number of critical articles dealing directly with the texts studied on the course. Students are required to actively undertake their own critical interpretation of chosen texts through individual presentations. The course consists of obligatory seminars, in which students are expected to participate actively.



This course is one of the modules in the Masters Programme in Irish literature. It can also be read as a separate course.