The History of Old and Middle English


Richard North, Susan Irvine

30 credits

Tuesdays 12-1, both terms

Can also be taken as

Middle English: MDVLGE01 (15 credits, term 1)


Old English: MDVLGE08 (15 credits, term 2)

This course aims to provide a reading knowledge of texts in Old and Middle English with the aid of a dictionary through a comprehensive study of basic Old and Middle English grammar, the reading of Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf and the translation of The Dream of the Rood, The Wanderer, from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, from Malory's Morte Arthur, and The Wakefield Second Shepherds' Pageant.

This course involves attendance at an undergraduate course, with additional tutorials for MA students.

Lectures: Tuesdays 12-1


MDVLGE05 - Unseen three-hour written examination.

MDVLGE01 - Unseen one and a half hour written examination.

MDVLGE08 - Unseen one and a half hour written examination.Preparatory study: Please contact Prof. North for suggestions.

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