University of Guelph 1998-1999 Undergraduate Calendar

Course Description

37-328 Early English Literature (3-0) [0.50]

This course will focus on the language, literature, and culture of Anglo-Saxon England (7th to 11th centuries). In addition to acquiring the rudiments of Old English and engaging in translation exercises with short passages from Anglo-Saxon texts, students will read a selection of texts in modern English translation; these will include Beowulf, the Battle of Maldon, elegies such as the Seafarer, riddling poems and religious poems. In reading these texts, which may be supplemented with intertexts from other northern European cultures, students will be encouraged to reflect on such issues as the processes by which early English culture affiliated itself to Judaeo-Christian and Hellenic traditions. Reading-intensive course.(Offered in alternate years.)

Prerequisites: 37-106 or 37-120.
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