Folktales & Fairy Tales: Creative Writing in Ireland

Professor Emrys Donaldson (More Info)

Folktales & Fairy Tales: Creative Writing in Ireland

Program Dates:
July 13, 2021 – July 27, 2021

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:
ENG 399 / ENG 501

Creative Writing , Literature , Pop Culture

Course Description:
Explore the landscape of Ireland through the lens of folktales featuring such fantastic creatures as fairies in hillsides, Celtic gods, and mermaids on island shores. We’ll be reading folk stories while traveling through the landscapes in which they are sited, journaling about our individual and collective experiences, and writing our own fairy tales, folktales and myths. From exploring the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands to visiting museums exhibiting medieval folktale texts and celebrating the magic of leprechauns, you will be experiencing Ireland in ways that will enrich your understanding of literary history and inspire your imagination to create your own stories.

Students should have completed their college's basic writing requirement

Physical Activity Requirements:
Contact Faculty

Course Highlights:
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