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Fall 2017-2018
* MUS 307 / HUM 307 / ENG 313 (LA)   No Pass/D/Fail

The Irish Oral Tradition

Iarla Ó Lionáird

Story, song and the written word share a common and ancient heritage in the Irish Tradition. In this seminar series we will explore the rich tapestry that comprises the written word in Irish Language Literature and Song and examine how oral forms of artistic expression continue to enrich a nation's literature and music to this very day. The series will explore the shared histories of Irish Language Poetry and the Sean Nós song tradition, how oral culture finds expression in Irish Theatre and how older oralities still find potent representation and viability in a wide span of contemporary Music Culture, from Opera to Traditional Music.

Sample reading list:
Friel, Brian, "Translations"
Porter, Gerald, Code-switching and Empowerment in the Macronic Irish Lyric
Lloyd, David, Irish Culture and Colonial Modernity

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly reading assignments; Listening-music;

Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 30%
Papers - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23131 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T        Enrolled:7 Limit:12