ELL117 : Celtic Languages and Literatures: an Introduction

Convener(s): Dr Kaarina Hollo


Please note: This module may or may not run in any individual session. Please check with the course Convenor.

General Information

In this module students are introduced to the Celtic languages and literatures of the British Isles from the earliest times to the present. Students gain a basic understanding of the relationships between the various Celtic languages and major developments within them. The literature studied spans a broad chronological range from early medieval texts such as the Welsh Gododdin and the Irish Cattle Raid of Coooley to the work of modern authors, and students will develop an understanding of the broad outlines of the Irish-language and Welsh-language literary traditions. All texts will be read in translation.


Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study


 Bibliography 10%, Essay 40%, Exam 50%

Contact Details

Dr Kaarina Hollo


Information last changed: Monday 10th of August 2015 :: 12:39:52 PM (BST)

course convener.


The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK