20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: In this module students are introduced to the Celtic languages and literatures of the British Isles from the earliest times to the present. Students gain a basic understanding of the relationships between the various Celtic languages and major developments within them. The literature studied spans a broad chronological range from early medieval texts such as the Welsh Gododdin and the Irish Cattle Raid of Coooley to the work of modern authors, and students will develop an understanding of the broad outlines of the Irish-language and Welsh-language literary traditions. All texts will be read in translation.

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Staff Contact: Lisa Allen
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Compilation of a bibliography on a specific topic.

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