Professor Sarah Blackwell (More Info)
Myth & Magic: Irish Mythology & Folklore
July 13, 2021 – July 27, 2021
English , Literature
Explore Irish myths, folklore and fairytales on location in Ireland! In this introductory course, suitable for both English majors and non-majors, students will delve into ancient stories of heroes, gods and sacred sites, as well as contemporary supernatural stories concerning fairies, ghosts and monsters. We will wander through the lush green Irish countryside, from the Cliffs of Moher to St Patrick’s Rock of Cashel, visiting sacred sites, stone circles, castles, gardens and museums. After immersing yourself in these experiences, you will gain a greater understanding for how people both ancient and modern use stories to make sense of the world around them.
Physical Activity Requirements:
Each day participants should be prepared to walk 5 miles, some of which may be on hiking trails. You may also be required to climb stairs and spend extended time standing.