CELTIC 120 - Food and Fantasy in Irish Tradition or return to Course Catalog Search
203245 – Section 001
|Faculty of Arts and Sciences||Celtic Languages and Literatures||Joseph Nagy|
|Term||Day and Time||Location|
|Spring 2016-2017 (show academic calendar)||MWF 12:00 p.m. - 12:59 p.m.||Barker 114 (FAS)|
Warren 201 (FAS)
4 (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit in Faculty of Arts and Sciences is equivalent to:
Graduate and Undergraduate
Many aspects of food?growing, cooking, eating, drinking, and distributing it?have served as powerful cultural symbols in Irish oral and literary tradition from medieval to modern times. A survey of the environmental, historical, and economic background to food and its production in Ireland of the early Middle Ages will lead to the close reading of medieval texts (in translation) such as ?News about Mac Datho?s Pig,? ?The Vision of Mac Conglinne,? and ?The Battle of Mag Tuired,? in each of which the ?what,? ?why,? and ?how? of eating determine the outcome of the story. In addition, we will examine the lively symbolism of food as perpetuated in Irish legend and folktale, and also in post-medieval Irish literature.
This class is taught by Joseph Nagy.
|Eligible for cross-registration|
With permission of instructor/subject to availability
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