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CLST2614: The Celtic Otherworld

2020 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Celtic Studies Program

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
Assumed knowledge:

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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Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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