Instructor/Lecturer (More Info)
Prof. Sarah Blackwell (More Info)
Irish Myth and Magic
July 07, 2020 —July 21, 2020
English , Literature
Explore Irish myths, folklore and fairytales on location in Ireland! We will visit sacred sites such as Grange Stone Circle and The Rock of the Candle, with a possible day trip to the Neolithic burial grounds at New Grange - all while wandering through the lush green hills of the Irish countryside. In this introductory course, suitable for majors and non-majors, students will explore ancient stories of heroes, gods and sacred sites, as well as contemporary supernatural stories concerning fairies, ghosts and monsters. The ultimate goal of our course will be a greater understanding for how people both ancient and modern use stories to make sense of the world around them.
Physical Activity Requirements:
Expect to walk 4 to 6 miles a day in potentially rural areas.