BA Humanities Pathways
In the School of English, Drama, Film and Creative Writing
Three BA Humanities pathways are housed in the School of English, Drama, Film and Creative Writing
Course Information for the following pathways:
BA Humanities Programme Pathway ENGLISH LITERATURE 2021-22
BA Humanities Programme Pathway ENGLISH WITH CREATIVE WRITING 2021-22
English, Drama and Film
Click on any of the above links for the pathway you are interested in. Course Information for Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage is listed. If the English pathway you're interested in is not listed, that means it is administered in a different School. Click here for more information about English, European and World Literature; Classics, History and English; or Music, Drama and Film. Or contact BA Humanities Programme Manager, Amy Smith: email@example.com.
Students on the English Literature pathway will explore texts ranging from the Old English, medieval and early modern periods to the nineteenth and through to the twenty-first century. These texts extend across national boundaries and regions, from British to Irish to American to World Literature, and cover multiple genres. You will explore literary production, and learn about the value of literature by analysing how fiction, poetry and drama are inspired, shaped, released and received in particular historical and cultural contexts, and understanding how the meanings of literary texts change and renew across different times and places.
For more information contact the Pathway Coordinator Nick Daly at firstname.lastname@example.org
English, Drama and Film
This degree programme is designed for students interested in the multiple ways in which human expression, articulation and culture are encoded in different forms and media. It aims to equip students with the precise knowledge, history and critical vocabulary specific to each discrete discipline, but also to foster the ability to understand the complex and fascinating relationships between literature, drama and film/media by a focus on forms, genres, styles, themes and ideas as expressed across the full range of Anglophone cultural outputs. We educate students in the history of literary, dramatic, media and cultural production, in current theoretical methods and approaches, and in a wide range of historical and national literatures, genres and media. A focus on excellent reading, writing and presentation skills, along with the development of the capacity to argue and contextualise will be fostered via a range of teaching formats (lecture, tutorial, seminar, research supervision), and through strong support of peer learning within the English, Drama, Film degree cohort. We promote our core values – independence, creativity, collaboration, critical reflection, cultural engagement, and social and political consciousness – as we deepen and widen students’ knowledge, engage them in critical debate, and interpretation, foster independent thought, creativity and the capacity to find innovative solutions to key critical, ethical and interpretive problems.
For more information contact the Pathway Coordinator, Cormac O'Brien at email@example.com
English with Creative Writing
Students on the English with Creative Writing pathway will study the work of a wide range of writers, focusing on how they create their works and also explore a range of narrating voices by reading texts selected to illustrate this range. Students will learn how characters are constructed, how to handle dialogue, how to manage time and sequencing and many other elements of the craft of writing, which will be generally helpful and occasionally inspiring in your own writing along with an introduction to contemporary developments in literature by considering the work of a number of Irish writers, who will address the class and provide valuable insight into the writing process.
For more information contact the Pathway Coordinator, Paul Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org
English, European & World Literatures — (School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics)
This programme develops an in-depth understanding and a questioning of the literary and intellectual legacies of European languages, including English. You will look at the ways in which these literatures have impacted, and continue to impact, beyond their countries of origin. You will explore the relationship between writing and place, examine how other cultures respond to key/global issues, and assess how languages encode and challenge cultural identities.
For more information contact the Pathway Coordinator, Derval Conroy at email@example.com