Germanic Languages | Old Icelandic Literature
G636 | 2643 | Gade
Three credit hour course meets; 4:00-5:15, MW in BH 664
Medieval Icelandic poetic and prose literary texts: history of the literature.
During the semester, we will focus on sagas and smaller stories, which will be
read/translated in class (including the accompanying skaldic and eddic stanzas).
Special attention will be paid to linguistic peculiarities. The course will also
contain an overview of the history of Old Norse literary scholarship in general.
There will be no exams, but a final paper is required (topics to be discussed).
Students will be expected to give oral presentations of the secondary sources on
the reading list. Prerequisite: G635 or the equivalent.
(+) Zoega, Geir T. A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic.