English | Studies in English Language
G405 | 2237 | Kintgen


G405 2237 KINTGEN
Studies in English Language

4:00p-5:30p TR 3 CR.

P: G205 OR EQUIVALENT

ABOVE SECTION MEETS WITH G601

TOPIC: Old English

The goal of G601 is to prepare students to read Old English prose
and poetry with the help of a dictionary. The first half of the
course will be devoted to learning the necessary grammar; the
second, to reading interesting selections in prose and three or four
poems, including "Caedmon's Hymn," "The Wanderer," "The Seafarer,"
and "The Dream of the Rood." "The Battle of Brunanburh," a poem in
the Old English Chronicle, will be the basis of a paper evaluating
different translations. There will be an in-class midterm on grammar
and translation and a take-home final on the readings from the
second half of the course.