Welcome to the Department of English Language and Literature.
The department teaches over 400 undergraduate students across a range of modules in English literature, English as a foreign language and teaching English as a foreign language.
The department runs two taught MA programmes, one in English Language and Literature and one in Applied Linguistics.
To date, we have graduated 42 PhD students and members of the department have published a significant number of books, chapters and articles in academic journals.
All of our activities are to be found in these pages, and this link to our Departmental Handbook (see below), will provide all the information you need about who we are and what we do. The Department uses Cite It Right 4th edition for all referencing conventions. This can be downloaded here: Cite It Right 4th edition.pdf
All relevant information concerning the undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate courses and programmes, stylistic preferences, assessment criteria, guides to critical writing, policies on plagiarism and faculty research in the Department are to be found in the Departmental Handbook, which can be downloaded here:
Departmental Handbook 2017-2018.pdf
For current students, all of the timetables and booklists for Semester 1, 2017-2018, can be found below.
Timetables and lecture Rooms:
Timetables All Years Semester 1 2017-2018.doc
Booklists for the first semester of 2017-2018 for all of our undergraduate modules and for the Taught MA in English Language and Literature can be found here:
Undergraduate Booklist 2017-2018 Semester 1.docx
Taught MA Booklist 2017-2018 Semester 1.doc
Course Outlines for Semester 1 Modules:
First YearEH4711 Intro to Lit 1 2017-2018.doc
EH4713 Development Mod Drama 2017-2018.doc
EH4734 Novel in 20th C 2017-2018.doc
EH4717 Lit Modernism 2017-2018.doc
EH4727 Interpreting Lit 2017-2018.doc
Second Year BEd Elective
EH4727 Interpreting Literature B.ED Elective 2nd Year - Course Outline.doc
A very successful conference was held in the Department on March 9th. It was part of the Sibéal network ad was entitled: Mum's the Word: Voicing the Female Experience in Popular Culture, and was organised by two of our PhD students: Jade Dillon and Adele Hannon.
Pictured are: Dr Eugene O'Brien (head of department), Adele Hannon (conference organiser); Dr Sorcha Gunne (NUIG) keynote speaker, and Jade Dillon (conference organiser)
The Department was delighted to graduate 4 PhD students in 2016
Pictured above, with their supervisors are (from left to right):
Dr Kathryn Laing, Dr Kieran Harrington (graduating), Dr Tony Fleming (graduating), Dr Anne O'Keeffe, Dr Anne Nash (graduating), Dr Brian Devaney (graduating), Dr Eugene O'Brien and Dr John McDonagh.
Members of the department published 4 books in 2016:
Ireland and Ecocriticism: Literary, History and Ecological Justice, by Eóin Flannery was published by Routledge in 2016
Seamus Heaney as Aesthetic Thinker: A Study of the Prose, by Eugene O'Brien, was published by Syracuse University Press in 2016
BOOKLISTS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Undergraduate Students, Semester 2, January 2017:
Taught MA Students, Semester 2, September 2017:
ALL TIMETABLES AND ROOMS FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES,
SEMESTER 1, SEPTEMBER 2018:
COURSE OUTLINES SEMESTER 1, SEPTEMBER 2018:
First Year BA
Second Year BA
2nd Year BEd Elective
TAUGHT MA PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Dr John McDonagh and Dr Eugene O'Brien en route to the graduation ceremony.