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GH 3018 / GH 3518
TRADITIONALISM AND MODERNISM: GAELIC POETRY 1900-1950 A and B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr M Watson

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students who have passed Gaelic language courses at Level 2.

Note(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GH 4018 / GH4518

This course studies an important transitional point in the development of modern Gaelic literature, covering the work of both the traditional 'village poets' who predominated in the early part of the 20th century and also the emerging masters of the modernist idiom such as Sorley Maclean and George Campbell Hay. The course will involve reading, discussion, analysis and groupwork activities based on the Gaelic poetry of the period. Directed self-study will involve substantial amounts of reading, both in the poetry itself and in related fields such as the literatures of other languages, history, biography, social commentary, critical practice and critical theory.

Two hours of seminars per week.

1st Attempt: Two written exercises of around 600 words each (15% each), one essay of 2,000 words for Level 3 or 2,500 words for Level 4 students (60%); seminar mark (10%).

Resit: Level 3 only: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).