CELTIC 106 - The Folklore of Gaelic Scotland or return to Course Catalog Search
127369 – Section 001
|Faculty of Arts and Sciences||Celtic Languages and Literatures||Natasha Sumner|
|Term||Day and Time||Location|
|Spring 2016-2017 (show academic calendar)||TuTh 10:00 a.m. - 10:59 a.m.||Warren 201 (FAS)|
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Credit in Faculty of Arts and Sciences is equivalent to:
Graduate and Undergraduate
An introduction to the traditional stories, lore, customs, and music of Gaelic Scotland and Nova Scotia. Scottish Gaelic folklore exploded onto the world stage in the 1760s with the publication of Macpherson?s 'Ossianic' epics, which he alleged to have translated from Gaelic originals. The ensuing controversy motivated scholars to seek out and record Gaelic folklore. The treasure trove they discovered has amazed those interested in traditional cultures ever since. This course introduces prominent collectors, tradition bearers, and their traditions. Issues of collecting are considered, and theoretical approaches are explored to gain a deeper understanding of the material. All texts are available in English translation.
|Eligible for cross-registration|
With permission of instructor/subject to availability
MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.