Old Norse (also called Icelandic) is the language of medieval Scandinavia, spoken by the Viking invaders of Britain in the Middle Ages. Old Norse literature is rich in variety, from mythological and legendary poetry to Icelandic sagas. This unit introduces the language and literary culture of the Vikings, through texts written in Old Icelandic.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week
1x1.5hr Exam (35%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x500wd Translation exercise (15%)
ENGL3621 or ENGL3622 or ENGL3631 or ENGL3632 or ENGL3636 or ENGL3635