ENGL 24100 Celtic Literature

GE-Human Culture: Literature/Human Diversity In the modern world, “Celtic” has nearly become synonymous with shamrocks, St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns and fairies, knotwork designs on everything from blankets to journal covers to t-shirts, and of course, the color green. But where did the idea of “Celtic” originate, and were original “Celtic” things the same as they are today? This course is an introductory survey of the early literatures of Ireland, Wales, Brittany, and Scotland with emphasis on understanding the texts in terms of genre, narrative structure, literary elements, cultural and historical significance and context, and continuing influence on contemporary understandings of “Celtic” which is not at all the same as the historical reality! You will gain a broad introductory knowledge of the diverse cultures that produced these literatures, as well as enjoying some wonderful stories and poems.




ENGL 15000 or EPP 15000 with a C or better.