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20th Century Irish Poetry

Class at Faculty of Arts |



This course spends the first five weeks covering the poetry of W. B. Yeats, and examines ideas of nation, language and form, as they play out in his work. We then cover mid-century poets such as Patrick Kavanagh, Louis MacNeice and Austin

Clarke. In the final section we will look at Thomas Kinsella, Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, Medbh McGuckian and Paul

Muldoon, among others.


Yeats, W. B. /Collected Poems/

Fallon & Mahon, eds. /The Penguin Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry/


To receive a credit for this course, students must attend regularly and submit an essay of 3000 words.