Celtic Identities: History, Literature and Politics (HIC2002)

30 credits

Celtic Studies offers an interdisciplinary framework for exploring the past and present of the Atlantic communities of Western Europe. The module focuses on the subject of identity in relation to the history, literature and politics of the Celts through time. Apart from looking at more conventional text based approaches through books and newspapers the module will also draw on the application of cultural memory and oral history, website presentations of the past and popular representations in film, television, and music. Students are encouraged to adopt an ethnographic approach to Celtic identities by studying particular sites, events and festivals. No prior skills or experience are required