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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2021-22

Introduction to and historical-critical analysis of 20th-century Irish drama in English in its socio-political and cultural context. Relationship of 20th-century Anglo-Irish drama with written and oral Irish tradition. Study of the innovations in the works of the Irish Dramatic Movement both in the style of the texts and in their performance as plays.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Acquire the methodology and resources needed for literary research.
  • CG2 : Acquire specific advanced knowledge (regarding those acquired in the degree course) of the subjects studied.
  • CG3 : Acquire specific knowledge of the subjects studied for its professional application in the field of teaching.


Specific Competences:>>Conceptual knowledge / theoretical frameworks

  • CE2 : Understand the new content proposed for literature courses.
  • CE3 : Understand the methodological procedures used to analyse literary texts.
  • CE4 : Reflect on recurring themes and motifs in literature.
  • CE6 : Acquire the philological resources needed to carry out literary research work (critical editing, bibliographic searches, databases, quotation systems, etc.).


Specific Competences:>>Procedural capabilities, skills and abilities

  • CE12 : Carry out self-guided bibliographic searches using both electronic and traditional resources.
  • CE9 : Apply the knowledge acquired to carrying out self-guided research work into literature.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2021-22

Students will have to:

-become familiar with the main dramatic trends in English in 20th-century Ireland as well as with the most important playwrights and plays.

-enlarge their knowledge of how to develop and put into practice techniques of critical analysis of dramatic texts.

-study more deeply the relationship between a written dramatic text and the main factors ruling its actual performance as a play.




Code: 39218
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 3,00
Theoretical credits: 0,40
Practical credits: 0,56
Distance-base hours: 2,04

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 0,4
    Practical credits: 0,56
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught