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CLST2614: The Celtic Otherworld

This unit looks closely at one of the most influential motifs in early Celtic literature and culture. We will examine a series of narratives (in translation) and place them in the context of early Irish and Welsh conceptions of cosmology, landscape and pilgrimage: including Classical accounts of the doctrines of the Druids, stories of the Tuatha Dé Danann; legends of Irish voyaging saints and heroes, as well as the Welsh the Mabinogi tales.

Code CLST2614
Academic unit Celtic Studies Program
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in the Celtic Studies minor or 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Studies in Religion major

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Develop knowledge of a range of early Irish texts in translation.
  • LO2. Identify elements of the text history, genre markers and context of early Irish narrative tales.
  • LO3. Evaluate narrative tales in the light of particular critical debates.
  • LO4. Use a selection of research tools and resources.
  • LO5. Express knowledge in a range of outputs relevant to Celtic Studies.

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