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CELTIC 106 - The Folklore of Gaelic Scotland or return to Course Catalog Search

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Faculty of Arts and SciencesCeltic Languages and LiteraturesNatasha Sumner
TermDay and TimeLocation
Spring 2016-2017  (show academic calendar)TuTh   10:00 a.m. - 10:59 a.m.Warren 201 (FAS)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level
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.

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