Free course

The poetry of Sorley MacLean

Free statement of participation on completion

Sorley MacLean (1911-1996) is regarded as one of the greatest Scottish poets of the twentieth century. This free course, The poetry of Sorley MacLean, will introduce you to his poetry and give you an insight into the cultural, historical and political contexts that inform his work. MacLean wrote in Gaelic and the importance of the language to his work is also examined.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the power of MacLean's poetry in its original Gaelic
  • give examples of how such poetry engages with historical and cultural change.