University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Yr Hengerdd/Early Medieval Welsh Poetry

Instructor:
Lanea inghean Uí Chiaragáin


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA109-2/5 February 5, 2022
Crs #:
608
Date:
Sat Feb 05
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
12/∞
Room:
Dorter
Course Category:
Literature
Track:
Early Period (Pre-1000 CE)
Description
Learn about Yr Hengerdd/"Old Poetry" composed from teh 6th to 8th C CE in Cynghanedd/"Chiming Verse." We will discuss Taliesin and Aneirin, the founders of the forms, their roles in early Medieval Brythonic society, the metrical forms and subjects they worked with, and the survival and influence of their work over time. And, because I like dogs, fashion, and music, we'll learn about an amazing lullaby written for a baby prince clothed in ermine.