UCL Medieval and Renaissance Studies


MDVL0013 Old and Middle English

30 credits, Terms 1 and 2

This module 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 reading in the original of The Wanderer, the first fitt of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the last two books of Malory's Morte Arthur, and The Wakefield Second Shepherds' Pageant. This module involves attendance at an undergraduate module.