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(OLLI AT UVM PRESENTS) "An Abiding Sense of Tragedy":Irish Literary Tradition, the Ould tales to the New with Fianna Verret

Jul 27, 2013
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
James M. Jeffords Hall 127

In this course we will examine the important role that story telling has played in the history of Ireland from the bronze age mythology to the cultivation and actualization of a national state identity. Genres such as the ballad,plays and essays will be examined as a means for understanding the transition from explanation of natural phenomena to a vehicle for social change.

Week 1: The Oral Tradition
Week 2: The Rise of National Character

Price: OLLI Members: $60.00/Non-Members: $90.00

For more information, contact Lora Phillips at 802-656-2085 or uvmolli@uvm.edu.

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