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Curricular information is subject to change
Learning Outcomes. By the end of the module students
• Will be able to critically evaluate and contextualize the work of Martin McDonagh
• Will have interrogated the critical frameworks through which critics and commentators consider the plays
• Will understand issues surrounding verisimilitude, mimetic realism, and context, in performative, political and socio-economic terms
• Will have considered how the conventions of a notional naturalism/realism inform but also limit the texts in unusual ways,
• Will have reflected on issues of Irishnesss and representations.
• Will have considered the relationship between text and performance
Seminars- Provisional Outline
17/09 Wk 1- Introduction: The Beauty Queen of Leenane
24/09 Wk 2- The Cripple of Inishmaan
01/10 Wk 3- The Lonesome West and A Skull in Connemara
08/10- Wk 4 The Banshees of Inisheerin
15/10 Wk 5 The Lieutenant of Inishmore
22/10 Wk 6- A Behanding in Spokane and Hangmen
29/10 Reading Week
05/11 Wk 7- Six Shooter & Seven Psychopaths
12/11 Wk 8- 3 Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri and (perhaps) A Very, Very, Very Dark Matter
19/11 Wk 9- The Pillowman
26/11 Wk 10- In Bruges
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Reading in Advance of Class.
Bullet point submitted prior to seminar.
Contribution to discussion.
|Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Final essay||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback on final essay.
|Dr Ashley Taggart||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|