Introduction to Medieval Language and Literature
course aims to give all single honours students an introduction to the study of
literature written in Old and Middle English. By the end of the course students
will have an acquaintance with the range and variety of such literature and
some fluency in reading it. In addition to extending the chronological range
covered by the Narrative Texts course, this prepares them for the study of
Chaucer in the second year and for the other optional medieval courses.
Some of the introductory texts for 2014-15 can be found in the First Year Reading List.