|Delivery length / details
|20 x 1 Hour Seminars
|Assessment length / details
|Coursework (Gwaith Cwrs)
|2 Hours Candidates will be required to retake the element(s) they have failed.
|Coursework Candidates will be required to retake the element(s) they have failed. (Gwaith Cwrs)
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
You will be able to read excerpts from Middle Irish texts
You will be able to analyse the language of the texts chosen
You will be aware of some of the major linguistic changes which led from Old Irish to Middle Irish and from Middle Irish to Modern Irish
You will understand the background to the chosen text, and its significance in an Irish and a European context
This module introduces the major developments in the Irish language from c. 900 onwards. In addition to the study of the grammar of the period, you will read selections from a text concerning the legendary hero Fionn mac Cumhaill. You will study the cycle of literature about this figure, in the context of Gaelic literature and European literature. In particular, this cycle will be compared to Welsh material about Arthur, and English material about Robin Hood.
• Fionn mac Cumhaill and the fíann: the literary cycle
• Fionn, Arthur, and Robin Hood
• Extracts from Acallam na Senórach and/or other texts from the Cycle (approx. 12 sessions)
• Middle Irish phonology
• Middle Irish grammar: noun declensions etc. (2 sessions)
• Middle Irish grammar: the verbal system (2 sessions)
|Application of Number
|Written: clear articulation of ideas and analysis in written assignments. Verbal: class contribution, presentation and interaction.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|By independent research; tutor feedback on written work and oral contribution in class; developing time/work management skills; reflecting upon presentational skills and other written work.
|For research purposes (assignments and presentations); word-processing. Using electronic research and bibliographic resources; accessing Blackboard for course materials.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|By critical engagement (verbal and written) with intellectual concepts.
|Through independent research for written assessment, presentation and oral contribution in class. Using electronic research and bibliographical resources
|Subject Specific Skills
|Getting to grips with grammar, historical linguistics and issues of interpretation and contextualization of early medieval texts
This module is at CQFW Level 5