Old English and Beowulf

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

English

Course Number: 
330
Institution: 
Amherst College

[Before 1800]  This course has as its first goal the rapid mastery of Old English (Anglo-Saxon) as a language for reading knowledge. Selected prose and short poems, such as The Wanderer and The Battle of Maldon, will be read in the original, with emphasis on literary appreciation as well as linguistic analysis. After that, our objectives will be an appreciation of Beowulf in the original, through the use of the instructor’s dual-language edition, and an understanding of the major issues in interpreting the poem. Students will declaim verses and write short critical papers. Three class hours per week.

Spring semester. Professor Chickering.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
ENGL-330-01-1213S

Course Sections

Old English and Beowulf
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Howell Chickering

hdchickering@amherst.edu

MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM

JOCH 202