Mar 20, 2019  
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APST 430 - Celtic Roots

(3 cr) Celtic Roots is a course designed to expose students to the Celtic heritage associated with Appalachia through literature and travel, specifically travel to Ireland and Scotland. Students will explore the prominence of place as applied to contemporary Appalachian, Irish, and Scottish literature. Those works that will typically be featured in the course are contemporary Appalachian writers such as Ron Rash, Terry Kay, and Robert Morgan, along with those Celtic, Anglo, and Anglo-Irish writers who have influenced their work as Appalachian writers: Seamus Heaney, Dylan Thomas, William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Bram Stoker, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Robert Burns, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Walter Scott, and the poet of the medieval Mabinogian. During spring or fall breaks when the course is offered, students will travel to Ireland and to Scotland to experience first-hand the literary places prominent in the works of those writers studied in the course. Prerequisites:   or permission of instructor.



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