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2/23/17
This schedule is subject to change. The latest version on this website is the binding one.

E 397: BARBARIANS

Schedule

We meet M 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm in SC W211

WEEK 6 Runes and Charms

M 27 Feb. Magic

Topic: Magic. What is the nature of magic? How does it relate to naturally-occurring phenomena? (Here is Alaric Hall's book on elves in Anglo-Saxon England.)

 

W 1 Mar. Inexorability

Topic: What do all these poems have in common? What do their settings imply about the human condition? How does memory work in the speakers'complaints? Are there solutions to their problems? We will focus on The Wanderer.

 

DUE FRIDAY: Translation of a passage of Old English poetry. (Murray McGillavry has glossed, clickable editions of OE texts.)

 

Key:

class N   holiday N
final project N   thing N

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Academic Schedule

LINKS.

UMass Library
Google Books
Search Anglo-Saxon Poetry
Old English Newsletter Bib
Anglo-Saxon Bibliography

Germanic Lexicon Project
Bosworth-Toller (partial)
The Labyrinth
Medieval Sourcebook
Norse Saga Net
Anglo-Saxon Charters
Siever's Heliand
Bible (Douay-Rheims)
Dum├ęzil, Norse Gods
Klaeber, Beowulf

Manuscripts of St. Gall

ISAS
Old English at UVa
Viking Ship Museum

 

Warning! Jingoistic anti-Roman revisionism, but nevertheless informative:

VIDEO: The Ancient Celts
VIDEO: The Goths
VIDEO: The Barbarian Tribes