Irish Literature Terms
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Absurdism is a philosophy, usually translated into different art forms, that holds that any attempt to understand the universe will fail.   Aestheticism: Art for art’s sake, rather than for any exterior motive, such as utilitarianism.   Allegory: A work that has a literal meaning and a subtext that is symbolic, used particularly as a way of commenting about political or moral ideas or people.   Allusion: Reference to something else, such as another work of literature.   Antagonist: The protagonist’s or hero’s principal enemy.   Anthropomorphism: Giving human-like thinking and talking abilities to non-humans.   Bathos: Going beyond pathos so that the result is ludicrous.   Burlesque: Using a manner which jars with the matter in a work to satirize a subject or literature. It can come in a variety of styles – parody, mock epic, travesty.   Canon of literature: The essential list of authors in a particular culture, such as English, that critics, teachers and scholars recognize as major and whose works have been deemed classics. The term stems from the Greek word ‘kanon‘ – measuring rod – and it was applied to the books that religious leaders deemed to be genuine in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament.   Celtic Revival: Irish literature’s very productive period from the late 19th century to the 1939…

Get a Higher Education in Irish Literature from a University in Ireland
Resources / 10/09/2019

Ireland is home to several world-class universities, many of which specialize in literature and literary history. Below is a list of popular high education providers.  Trinity College Dublin School of Drama, The Samuel Beckett Centre,  Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland  Ph: +353 1 608 1239 Fax: +353 1 679 3488  E-mail: ann.mulligan@tcd.ie  School of Irish & Celtic Languages  Professor Damian McManus Room 4059 (Arts Building), telephone (+353 1) 608 1105,  e-mail pmcmanus@tcd.ie  School of English Room 4013/4015 Arts Building Trinity College Dublin Dublin 2 Ireland Tel: +353 1 608 1111 Fax: +353 1 671 7114   University College Dublin (UCD) UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore & Linguistics Professor Séamas ó’Catháin  Head of School  UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics  UCD School of Languages, Literatures & Film Ms Clíona de Bhaldraithe Marsh Head of School   University College Cork Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences 3rd Floor, Block B, O’Rahilly Building, UCC T 353 (0)21 490 2773/2361 F 353 (0)21 490 3364  Maynooth Old & Middle Irish Arts Building, North Campus. Phone: 7083666  Department of English Co Kildare,  Ireland  Tel: +353-1-708 3667  Fax: +353-1-708 6418  Email: engsec@nuim.ie    Queen’s University Belfast School of Languages,  email: modern.languages@qub.ac.uk  Literatures and Performing Arts  Queen’s University  Belfast BT7 1NN …