|Time||Days||Location||Instructor||GER||Credit||OPUS Class Number||Syllabus (Tentative)|
Callaway Center S109
|Morey, James H..||HAPW.||4||3376||TBA.|
The poem known as Beowulf constitutes approximately one-tenth of the surviving corpus of Old English poetry and it survives in only one manuscript. This fraction and number disguise the importance of the poem to scholars from Elizabethan to modern times, from its emergence as an antiquarian curiosity to its status today as a mythic and legendary icon. Classes will consist of prepared translations and discussion of scholarly readings. Fair to good reading knowledge of Old English is required (English 300 or its equivalent. Please see instructor).
Particulars: Three five-page papers and one five-page review article.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- 2011. The Electronic Beowulf.
- 2010. The Beowulf Manuscript. .
- 2000. Beowulf. .
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