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COMPETENŢE PROFESIONALE: Conceput conform standardelor europene ale programelor de master si studii aprofundate, Programul de master in Studii irlandeze ofera o pregatire teoretica si practica ce urmareste atit formarea unor cercetatori de performanta cit si a unor profesionisti pentru meserii cerute in contextul noii Europe ce vizeaza, in principal, dialogul inter-cultural si medierea culturala.

Durata studiilor: 2 ani

Locuri la buget şi cu taxă

 Concursul de admitere:

a) Proba scrisă: test practic de limba engleză

b) Proba orală: candidaţii vor redacta schiţa unui proiect de cercetare (2-3 pagini), pe una dintre temele sugerate, sau pe o altă temă de literatură sau cultură irlandeză. Schiţa de proiect va fi prezentată în faţa comisiei la interviu.

Nota finală este media aritmetică a notelor obţinute la cele două probe.

Posibile teme pentru proiectele de cercetare:

  • Celtic Mythology Against Its Indo-European Background
  • Early Medieval Irish Literature (s. IX-XII)
  • Irish Christianity, from Patrick to Columbanus (s. V-VII)
  • Early Medieval Insular Manuscripts (s. VI-XII)
  • The Irish and Europe in the Early Middle Ages (s. V-XII)
  • The Great Famine as turning point in the history of Ireland
  • The Ulster Troubles: Sectarianism, Turbulence and Terror
  • The status of the Irish language today: policy of the IrishState for the preservation of Irish
  • Irish media today: the press, radio, television
  • Irish folkways: heritage and tradition
  • Non-thematic reasons to reassess certain authors belonging to the English Lit. canon as Irish writers (G.B.Shaw)
  • Compare the British-American cultural relation to the British-Irish one
  • The significance of an Irish literature in the English language
  • The significance of the parallel existence of an Irish literature in English and in Irish
  • Stereotypes of Irishness
  • Irish contributions to the Restoration comedy
  • The dramatic manifestation of the Celtic Renaissance. The founding of the Irish Literary Theatre Group (Yeats, Lady Gregory, George W. Russell, George Moore, Edward Martyn). Plays employing Irish folk materials: W. B. Yeats’s Cathleen ni Houlihan. The Irish National Theatre Society and the exploitation of native elements: J. M. Synge, The Playboy of the Western World
  • The Irish comic spirit: Oscar Wilde, G. B. Shaw. The realist reaction. Reflections of the ‘Troubles’ in drama: Sean O’Casey, The Plough and the Stars; B. Friel, Translations. Samuel  Beckett’s dramatic genius. Waiting for Godot
  • Outstanding Irish film makers. The Irish at Hollywood
  • The notion of ‘reality’: novel themes and forms of early and late Modernism (A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)by James Joyce and At-Swim-Two-Birds (1939)by Flann O’Brien)
  • Ireland and the ‘modern’ world: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: a) in the Irish context of the turn of the century; b)as a modernist novel; c)    as document (see biographical details) and as docudrama
  • Ireland’s other voices: the ‘new’ novel and the autobiographical; history, politics and the autobiographical (Jennifer Johnston, How Many Miles to Babylon, Shadows on our Skin)
  • The movable centre, coexisting territorialities (the rise of ‘Occidentalism’: the rural and the urban, modernization (J. Joyce: Dubliners)
  • Re-imagining Ireland: speculative narratives (authorship-readership) (Flann O’Brien, At-Swim-Two-Birds)
  • Short fiction in Ireland in the first half of the 20th century (James Joyce, Frank O’Connor)
  • The works of Samuel Beckett (any topic)
  • Irish film: representations of history
  • Irish film in the 80s and 90s: clichés and changes in Ireland


D. O Croinín (ed.), A New History of Ireland: I. Prehistoric and Early Ireland, Oxford, 2007. [BCU]
J. Gantz (tr. & ed.), Early Irish Myth and Saga, London, 1981. [BCU]
T. Cahill, How the Irish Saved Civilisation, London, 2003. [BCU]
Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona. A History of Ireland. London: Routledge, 1988.
Boyce, George. Nationalism in Ireland. London: Routledge, 1995.
Evans, Estyn. ed. Irish Folkways. London: Routledge & Kegan. 1957.
Hindley, Reg. The Death of the Irish Language: a Qualified Obituary. London: Routledge, 1991.
Hussey, Gemma. Ireland Today. London: Penguin Books, 1993.
Brown, Terence  (1985). Ireland, a Social and Cultural History, London, Fontana Press;
Fitz-Simon, Christopher (1983). The Irish Theatre, London, Thames and Hudson;
Kiberd, Declan (1996). Inventing Ireland. The Literature of the Modern Nation, London, Vintage;
Murray, Christopher (1997). Twentieth Century Irish Drama. Mirror Up to the Nation, Manchester, M. Univ. Press;
Roche, Anthony (1994). Contemporary Irish Drama. From Beckett to McGuiness, Dublin, Gill & Macmillan;
The bibliography of the main stream course English Literature of the 20th century LE31161 (IIIA)
S.Berce: Irish Fiction- A Reader, Irish Studies MA Programme (at the English library)
Frank O’Connor, The lonely voice, Cleveland, 1963
R. F. Foster, The Irish Story: Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland, London: Penguin, 2002.
Liam Harte, Michael Parker (eds.), Contemporary Irish Fiction: Themes, Tropes, Theories, London: Macmillan, 2000.

Parteneri: Queen’s University, Belfast; National University of Ireland, Maynooth; Universitatea din Pécs, Universitatea din Košice, Universitatea Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spania