E 376L • Advanced Old English
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Restricted enrollment; contact department for permission to register.
This course will develop fluency in reading the less-read Old English texts, and in using the scholarly grammars, dictionaries, and databases to construct arguments and develop a nuanced understanding of the more than a century's worth of international literary and linguistic labor that has been expended upon them. Students will additionally develop a short but substantial and original paper that ideally has the potential to be turned into a publishable article or note.
Daily translation 15%
Annotated bibliography project 10%
Final paper (14-25 pp.) 50%
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle E, ed. S. Irvine, Brewer, 2004, (The Peterborough Chronicle)
Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, Clark Hall
Beowulf, 4th edition (Fulk, et al, TBP October 2006)
We will also look at some very early and very late short texts to consider changes in Old English dialect.