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Washington and Lee University    
 
    
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalog
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ENGL 387 - Visions and Beliefs of the West of Ireland


(REL 387) FDR: HU
Credits: 4

Prerequisite: INTR 301. This course immerses the student in the literature, religious traditions, history, and culture of Ireland. The primary focus of the course is on Irish literary expressions and religious beliefs and traditions, from the pre-historic period to the modem day, with a particular emphasis on the modem (early 20th-century) Irish world. Readings are coordinated with site visits, which range from prehistoric and Celtic sites to early and medieval Christian sites to modem Irish life. Major topics and authors include Yeats and Mysticism, St. Brendan's Pilgrimage, Folklore and Myth, Lady Gregory and Visions, Religion in Irish Art, the Blasket Island storytellers, the Mystic Island, and others. Brown, Conner.





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