Course EN2029

English III: Focus on Literature

30 Credits
First Cycle

Main field of study: English

The course has no offerings planned right now

Learning outcomes for the course

On completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of one of the areas of English literature, including familiarity with current research questions of the area or subject
  • show the ability and skills needed to develop a research question and then independently search for, collect, evaluate and critically interpret and analyse relevant information
  • conduct an independent literary study with basic scholarly value, some connection to current research, a relevant choice of method or theoretical application, as well as a clear argumentative drive, based on thoroughly carried out literary analyses within a limited frame of time
  • orally and in writing, present and argue for his or her own results showing a high level of communicative competence
  • analyse and discuss the scholarly work of others by pointing out strengths as well as weaknesses in the form of constructive response
  • demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of a selection of contemporary literary works from the English-speaking world through a theoretical as well as cultural and historical perspective
  • show a basic knowledge of modern and postmodern literary and cultural theory by describing the main trends of literary criticism from liberal humanism to ecocriticism
  • analyse and interpret the literary texts in light of these theories
  • orally and in writing communicate and argue for his or her own interpretations of the literary as well as critical and theoretical texts, in a clear and appropriate academic English.


If Module 3a is studied, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of a selection of representative works in Irish literature in a cultural and historical context
  • analyse, reflect upon, and apply key postcolonial literary terms and theories in the context of Irish literature
  • demonstrate an ability to independently identify and formulate key issues in the area studied
  • demonstrate an ability to clearly and persuasively argue for a variety of literary interpretations in correct English, orally and in writing



If Module 3b is studied, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of issues in translation theory and be able to critically evaluate their own and others’ translations in these terms
  • demonstrate an advanced proficiency in translation to and from English, as well as a solid awareness of stylistics
  • demonstrate an awareness of issues surrounding the translation of poetry and prose.