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FOLK 547 640 Folklore of the British Isles and Ireland

X. Griswold
Seminar: Wednesday 5:30-8:40

CGS course

This course explores the creation, maintenance, transmission, and re-creation of folklore and folklife in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Fairy tales, legends, stories, ballads, rituals, and a myriad of other forms of vernacular expression have flowed through these islands and out to Canada, the United States, Australia, and everywhere else their natives have gone. In recent years an intriguing "pan-Celtic" identity has been created in response to political and market forces. Yet there are also distinctive and recognizable forms unique to each of these countries. The processes which have shaped and enabled these flexible and dynamic "new traditions" will be the focus of this course.

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