PERF07026 2017 Modernism 20th Century 2

General Details

Full Title
Modernism 20th Century 2
Transcript Title
20th C 2
80 %
Subject Area
PERF - Performing Arts
COMP - Computing & Creative Practices
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Mr. John Kelleher, Tom Weir, Una Mannion, Agnes Pallai
Programme Membership
SG_HWRIT_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Writing and Literature

This module introduces students to 20th century modern literature, specifically the poetry, a play and/or a novel on the Leaving Certificate syllabus. Poets include W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, John Keats, Adrienne Rich and Derek Walcott, playwrights include Brian Friel, Martin McDonagh, Arthur Miller and Sean O'Casey and novels include James Joyce's A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye and David Malouf's Fly Away Peter for example. The practical aspect of this module requires students to carry out a facilitation workshop to 2nd level Leaving Certificate students, using drama techniques and methodologies and a variety of visual stimulation in order to enhance their practical and academic knowledge, as well as improving 2nd level students' learning.  

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


demonstrate competent facilitation skills


engage in defending, focusing and maintaining academic arguments inspired by past Leaving Cert examination papers from historical, cultural and theoretical contexts


plan, organise and carry out a facilitation workshop to 2nd level students


enrich their practical and theoretical aspects of this module by drawing on previous learning experiences in Culture, Performance and Representation 20th century 1


develop resourcefulness and self-confidence as a facilitator


experience working as industrious independent learners as well as part of a collaboration

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Varied teaching and learning strategies used including lectures, seminars, presentations and experiential workshops to maximise learning opportunities

Module Assessment Strategies

Facilitation workshop - 50%

Class contribution and logbook -25%

Exam - 25%

Repeat Assessments

Learners will have the opportunity to repeat continuous assessment or exam should they fail

Indicative Syllabus

20th century literature: Students can draw on the previous module 'Culture, Performance and Representation 20 Century 1' for historical and cultural contexts which might be used here to create meaning for some of the following syllabus.

Poetry: Poets might include W.B.Yeats, T.S. Elliot, John Keats, Adrienne Rich and Derek Walcott. 

Plays: One of the following plays might be chosen: Friel's Philadelphia Here I Come!, Martin McDonagh's The Lonesome West or Sean O'Casey's The PLough and the Stars

Novel: One novel might be selected from the following: Joyce's A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye or David Malouf's Fly Away Peter.

Facilitation techniques: Students must utilise their peers and the empty space in order to build a vision and develop plans that motivate a team to achieve their learning objectives in the context of the 2nd level Leaving Certificate syllabus. 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group Project Plan, organise and carry out a facilitation workshop Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Individual Project Log book and class contribution Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
3 Open Book Exam Written exam Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom lecturer-led 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom student-led 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Cameron, Esther, Facilitation Made Easy: Practical Tips to Improve Meetings and Workshops, 3rd edition (London: Kogan Page, 2005)

Hogan, Christine Frances, Practical Facilitation, A Toolkit of Techniques, (London: Kogan Page, 2003)

Macmonagle, Niall, Poetry Now: Ordninary Level, (Dublin: Celtic Press, 2010)

Forristal, Brian and Ramsell, Billy, This is Poetry 2010 Higher Level, (Forum Publications, 2010)

Murray, McDerrmott and Slattery, New Discovery 2010, Higher and Ordinary, (Dublin: Eductional Company, 2010)

Rainey, Robert, Modernism: An Anthology, (Blackwell Publishing, 2005)

Eliot, T.S., Complete Poems and Plays by T.S. Eilot, (London: Faber and Faber, 1969)

Yeats, W.B., The Poems, (London:Everyman, 1994)

Matz, Kesse, The Modern Novel, (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2004) 

Stevenson, Randell, Modernist Fiction: An Introduction, (Kentucky University, 2004)

McGrory, K, Yeats, Joyce, and Beckett: new light on three modern Irish writers, (Bucknell University Press, 1976)

Other Resources


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