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The History of Old English and Middle English
Richard North, Susan Irvine
30 credits, full year
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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