Units of Study
ENGL2657 - Myths, Legends and Heroes
Semester 2, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Helen Mary Appleton
Students will study (in modern English translation) the literature of two closely related peoples of the Early Middle Ages -- the Anglo-Saxons and the Scandinavians (some of whom became Vikings). Lectures and tutorials will cover the literature, history, religion and language of these nations, focusing on representations of the heroic ideal, as this is embodied in mythic, legendary and historical writing. Texts to be studied include Beowulf, The Wanderer, The Dream of the Rood, and selections from the Edda.
1x1000wd essay (15%), 1x2000wd essay (35%), 1x2hr (2000wd) exam (40%), class participation (10%)
Beowulf (trans. R. Liuzza)
1x1-hr lectures/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 Junior credit points of English
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