Introduction to Medieval Language and Literature

This 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.