FLR583 201802 Graduate

Term: 
Winter 2019
Course: 
FLR 583
Applies To: 
Graduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Folklore & Mythology of the British Isles (Prior Approval Needed for ENG Grads)
Instructors: 

Dianne Dugaw

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-1496
  • Office: 458 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: MW 3:30-4:30
Department Section Description: 

This course traces ethnicity, cultural interaction, and forms of folkloristic expression in the British Isles and Ireland. Britain and Ireland possess a complex cultural history. Beginning with the prehistoric Celts, we will trace interactions and identities of historically documented base cultures in the region, especially as their cultural legacies have endured. The course focuses on (1) deep structures of myth, belief, and worldview from the past; and (2) persisting traditions and cultural practices. We will examine such forms of folklore as myths, stories, material culture, worship, ritual, belief, music, song, dance, drama, and custom. We will consider British folklore up to the present day in the context of community & individual values and arts.

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