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Scotland and Orality (SCET08008)

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Scottish Ethnology





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Course Summary

This course takes an ethnological approach to the theme of orality in the context of Scotland's rich song and oral narrative traditions. Students will be introduced to key concepts and theories relating to the performance and transmission of oral material, and case studies relating to a selection of songs, ballads, legends and folktales will be presented, with material being drawn from the School of Scottish Studies Archives as well as printed collections. The interaction between orality and print will also be examined in relation to both song and narrative, with examples drawn from themes such as the collections of Robert Burns; songs of love, politics, protest and satire; legends and folktales.

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Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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