Introduction to Old English (ENGL6040)

UNIT OF STUDY

Old English was the language of England from the fifth century until the twelfth. This earliest phase of the English literary tradition evolved against a background of cultural encounters: as the Anglo-Saxons encountered the culture of Rome, as they adopted and adapted the Christian religion, and as they reflected on their origins on the European continent. This unit introduces students to the language spoken and written by the Anglo-Saxons, and presents the opportunity to translate and read Old English texts.

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Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Assessment

1x1000wd translation exercise (20%), 1x3000wd essay (40%), 1x2000wd exam (40%)

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No

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