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Předmět, akademický rok 2019/2020
Modern Irish Literature I: Tradition and Innovation - AAALC002AE
Anglický název: Modern Irish Literature I: Tradition and Innovation
Zajišťuje: Zahraniční oddělení (21-ZO)
Fakulta: Filozofická fakulta
Platnost: od 2017
Semestr: zimní
Body: 0
E-Kredity: 5
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:0/2 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: neurčen / neurčen (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Je zajišťováno předmětem: AAALC002A
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Garant: Mgr. Radvan Markus, Ph.D.
Třída: Exchange - 09.2 General and Comparative Literature
Rozvrh   Nástěnka   
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Radvan Markus, Ph.D. (11.09.2019)
The seminar focuses on the dynamics between tradition and innovation in Irish literature since the ‘revivals’ at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth century. Due attention will be given to the phenomenon of modernism (defined very broadly) as an approach to tradition that yields innovative results. The course discusses both English-language classics and relatively less known authors in the Irish language, paying attention to the interactions between the two literary cultures. Knowledge of the Irish language is welcome, but not necessary, as the relevant texts will be made available also in English (or Czech) translations.

Week 1 (1/10) Introduction

Week 2 (8/10) Irish Literary Revival
Read: J. M. Synge, The Playboy of the Western World, The Shadow of the Glen

Week 3 (15/10) Gaelic Revival
Read: Pádraic Ó Conaire, Deoraíocht / Exile

Week 4 (22/10) James Joyce & Tradition
Read: James Joyce, “Cyclops,” Ulysses

Week 5 (29/10) Blasket Autobiographies
Read: Tomás Ó Criomhthain, An tOileánach / The Islandman (selection)

Week 6 (5/11) Flann O’Brien’s An Béal Bocht
Read: Flann O’Brien, An Béal Bocht / The Poor Mouth

Week 7 (12/11) Guest lecture
Prof. Máirín Nic Eoin (Dublin City University): Minor, National or Global? Perspectives on Modern Irish-language Literature

Week 8 (19/11) Tradition and Innovation in Irish Music
Read: Seán Ó Riada: Our Musical Heritage (selection)

Week 9 (26/11) The “Grotesque Modernism” of Máirtín Ó Cadhain
Read: Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Cré na Cille / Graveyard Clay (at least the first three interludes)

Week 10 (3/12) Máirtín Ó Cadhain & Samuel Beckett
Read: Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot

Week 11 (10/12) Irish-Language Poetry
Read: Seán Ó Ríordáin: “Oíche Nollaig na mBan”(Epiphany), “A Theanga seo Leath-Liom” (Language Half-Mine); Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill: “Cuimhne an Uisce” (A Recovered Memory of Water), “An Mhurúch agus Focail Áirithe” (The Mermaid and Certain Words), “Ceist na Teangan” (The Language Question); Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh: “Filleadh ar an gCathair” (Return to the City), “Druma an Chongó” (Congo Drum)

Weeks 12-13 (17/12; 7/1) Modernist Approaches to History
Read: Stewart Parker, Northern Star (week 12)
Eoghan Ó Tuairisc, L’Attaque (week 13)

1. Regular attendance and active participation in debates (based on the assigned reading). A maximum of 2 unexplained absences is allowed.
2. Submission of draft answers to the assigned questions on a week-to-week basis.
3. A final essay (minimal length 3 000 words), submitted by e-mail in MS Word format (or compatible). Deadline for essays: 31 January.
Students wishing to be awarded an exam grade in the course are required to submit, in addition to the above, a graded research paper (min. 5000 words).
Essay topics must be discussed with the instructor in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: Essays must include full bibliographical references and footnotes for all works cited or paraphrased (in accordance with the MLA style – consult “essay guidelines” on the department website). Students are advised not to use Internet sources in place of adequately researching texts available in print. Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will result in a fail grade.
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Radvan Markus, Ph.D. (11.09.2019)


Attridge, Derek. The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce (Cambridge: CUP, 2004).

Hopper, Keith. Flann O’Brien: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Post-Modernist. Cork: Cork University Press, 2009.

Kelleher, Margaret and Philip O’Leary, eds. The Cambridge History of Irish Literature, Vol. 2, 1890-2000. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Kiberd, Declan. Synge and the Irish Language. London: Macmillan,1993.

Kiberd, Declan. Inventing Ireland: the literature of the modern nation.Cambridge,Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1996.

Kiberd, Declan. Irish Classics. London: Granta Books, 2001.

Mathews, P. J.. The Cambridge Companion to J. M. Synge. Cambridge: CUP, 2009.

Markus, Radvan. Echoes of the Rebellion: The Year 1798 in Twentieth-Century Irish Fiction and Drama. Bern: Peter Lang, 2015.

Markus, Radvan. “John Millington Synge and Pádraic Ó Conaire: Unexpected Fellow Travellers between Romanticism, Realism and Beyond.” Prague Studies of English 1 (2016): 55-69.

Markus, Radvan. “Jazyk a identita v románu Řeči pro pláč Briana O’Nolana.” Vektory kulturního vývoje: identity, utopie, hrdinové. Ed. Petr A. Bílek, Martin Procházka, Jan Wiendl. Praha: FFUK, 2016, 62-78.

Markus, Radvan. “The Carnivalesque against Entropy: Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s Cré na Cille.Litteraria Pragensia 28.55 (2018): 56-69.

O’Leary, Philip. Gaelic Prose in the Irish Free State, 1922-1939. University Park: Pennsylvania State Univ. Press, 2004.

O’Leary, Philip. Irish interior: keeping faith with the past in Gaelic prose, 1940-1951. Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2010.

O’Leary, Philip. Prose Literature of the Gaelic Revival, 1881-1921: Ideology and Innovation. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994.

O’Leary, Philip. Writing beyond the revival : facing the future in Gaelic prose, 1940-1951. Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2011.

Pilný, Ondřej. Irony and Identity in Modern Irish Drama. Praha: Litteraria Pragensia, 2006.

Tymoczko, Maria. The Irish Ulysses. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

Metody výuky
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Andrea Hermanová (31.08.2017)


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