Units of Study

ENGL2657 - Myths, Legends and Heroes

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Daniel Anlezark


Students will study (in modern English translation) the literature of the peoples who lived in Britain in the Early Middle Ages -- Britons, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans. Lectures and tutorials will cover the literature, history, religion and language of these cultures, 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, selections from the Edda, and early Arthurian material.


1x1000wd essay (15%), 1x1500wd essay (35%), 1x1.5hr exam (40%), tutorial participation (10%)


Beowulf (trans. R. Liuzza).
Course Reader


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


(12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001)

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