Undergraduate Course: Early Irish Literature (CELT10012)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Early Irish Literature complements the philologically based courses Early Irish Texts 1 & 2. Early Irish Literature will introduce senior undergraduate and incoming postgraduate students to the rich literary tradition of medieval Ireland. The course will focus on reading texts within their contemporary medieval context, and on developing a full picture of the diversity of the early Irish literary tradition. It will also explore contemporary medieval approaches to the interpretation and description of the literature.
After a brief survey of the sources and an outline of critical approaches, we shall focus on a particular genre or class of texts each week. Individual topics include Vision and Voyage literature, the pseudo-historical tradition, the Ulster Cycle, hagiographical, allegorical, and satirical literature, and narrative and lyric poetry. For each session, the basis for discussion will be the primary texts (in translation), supplemented by seminal critical reading.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1 class presentation 20%, 1 essay 30%, Degree Examination 50%. The Degree Examination consists of a single 2-hour paper to be sat in the May/June diet.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
| Students of this course have the opportunity to get an overview of early Irish literature and an introduction to the state of scholarship and criticism in this field. They will be introduced to relevant theoretical approaches, and have the opportunity to develop and test out their own approaches to literary interpretation in a supported environment.
|Course organiser||Ms Abigail Burnyeat
Tel: (0131 6)51 1310
|Course secretary||Ms Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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