Celtic literature

Celtic literature

Celtic literature may be literature about Celts, or elements of Irish literature, British literature or Celtic-influenced literature from elsewhere. Although often written in English, Celtic literature may be composed in Celtic languages: Irish, Welsh, Cornish, Manx, Scottish Gaelic and Breton or their older forms; literature in Scots and Ulster Scots may also be included within the concept.

For information on the development of particular national literatures, see: Irish literature, Scottish literature, Welsh literature, Literature in Cornish, Breton literature and Manx literature.

Modern literature

The Gaelic Revival reintroduced Celtic themes into modern literature. The concept of Celticity encouraged cross-fertilisation between Celtic cultures.

There have been modern texts based around Celtic literature. Bernard Cornwell writes about the Arthurian legends in his series The Warlord Chronicles. Other writers of Celtic literature in English include Dylan Thomas and Sian James.

ee also

* Anglo-Welsh literature
* Irish literature
* Welsh literature
* Scottish literature
* Breton literature
* Cornish literature
* Manx literature

External links

* [http://www.abdn.ac.uk/celtic Aberdeen University Celtic Department] Courses and information on the literatures of the Celtic countries
* [http://celtdigital.org/Celtlit.htm/ Celtic Literature Library]
* [http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/index.html The Celtic Literature Collective]
* [http://celt.ucc.ie/publishd.html Corpus of Electronic Texts (CELT)] - many old Irish tales and histories available online


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