THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
The Heroic Ballads of Gaelic Scotland (P00894)
The course charts the development of the genre of heroic ballads from the Classical period to the 20th century. A key aspect of the course is the translation and discussion of selected primary texts representative of the genre. In addition, the course examines the characteristics of, and problems associated with, written and oral transmission through the appropriate methodological approaches and techniques of analysis relevant to different aspects of the field of study. The subject's links within the wider field of Gaelic and Irish literature will lead to a more detailed understanding of the wider cultural and literary environment. Although some Irish material will be dealt with, the focus of the course will lie on the Scottish Gaelic tradition.
? Pre-requisites : Admission to MSc (T) Scottish Studies
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks
? Additional Class Information : Day and time to be arranged.
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The course objectives are the development of a sound knowledge of the ballad genre, its development, and its themes in the Irish and Scottish Gaelic contexts. This will involve an understanding of the processes of oral and written transmission and of the range of the available textual material as well as an awareness of the place and connections of the ballads within the wider field of Gaelic literature.
One essay of 4,000 words.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Ms Christine Lennie
Dr A Gunderloch
Course Website : http://www.arts.ed.ac.uk/celtic/
School Website : http://www.llc.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/