Old Norse is the name given to the language of medieval Scandinavia which was spoken by the Viking invaders of Britain in the early Middle Ages. Old Norse literature presents a rich variety, from mythological and legendary poetry to Icelandic sagas. This unit extends students' understanding of the Germanic culture which the Anglo-Saxons brought to Britain by introducing them to the language of medieval Iceland, the literary centre of medieval Scandinavia, through texts written in Old Icelandic.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week
2x1500wd essays (70%), 1x1hr exam (30%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in English or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Australian Literature or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Linguistics or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Celtic StudiesProhibitions
ENGL3631 or ENGL3632 or ENGL3622 or ENGL3621, ENGL3622, ENGL3631, ENGL3632