Celtic Civilisation 3 - Gender and Sexuality in the Celtic World

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Celtic Civilisation 3 - Gender and Sexuality in the Celtic World

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Celtic Studies, Gender Studies, History, Irish Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module takes an interdisciplinary approach to questions of gender and sexuality in the Celtic-speaking world from the earliest sources in the Classical period through to the thirteenth century. Literary and documentary sources ? such as legal texts, saga literature, ethnographical writings and hagiography ? will be examined in conjunction with material and visual culture in order to investigate a range of issues, including the status of women in Celtic societies, laws relating to marriage, paternity and sexual offences, and depictions and subversions of masculinity and femininity in medieval Celtic saga narratives.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    - Have familiarity with a range of primary sources pertaining to gender and sexuality in the ancient and medieval Celtic-speaking world
    - Understand a range of theoretical approaches for the study of gender and sexuality
    - Have experience in the close reading and critical analysis of literary, documentary and visual sources
    - Development of critical, analytical and essay-writing skills

    Teaching & Learning Methods:
    - Lectures: 24 hours
    - Tutorials: 5 hours

    - Continous Assessment: 50%
    - University scheduled written examination: 50%

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