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Updated on:
1/8/18

Schedule

We meet TTh 10:00 am - 11:15 am in SC E480.

WEEK 1 Introduction

    T 23 Jan.The Class

    • Review Syllabus and Language Resources.
    • Inflected languages and hints for translating hand out.
    • Ensure that you have the books. Available at Amherst Books.

    FAQ. Why are we not using Seamus Heaney's text and translation?
    Because it's not Beowulf. It's something else—something beautiful, certainly, but something other than the original poem. See Professor Howell Chickering's review of Heaneywulf here (2.3 MB), or at the library in Kenyon Review 24.1 (Winter 2002):160-78.

    Th 25 Jan.The Class II

     

OVERVIEW of Assignments:

Week 1: Introduction

in-class
Week 2: Arrival lines 1-52
Week 3: Genealogies ll. 53-114
Week 4: Grendel ll. 115-257
Week 5: Songs of Praise ll. 867-990
Week 6: Finnesburh ll. 1050-1169
Week 7: Gifts ll. 991-1049, 1160-1191
Week 8: Spring Break 
Week 9: Revengell. 1258-1309, 1321-1382
Week 10: Fulfilling Boasts ll. 1557-1625, 1677-1728
Week 11: Messages and Meanings ll. 1888-2119
Week 12: Retelling the Past ll. 2200-2336
Week 13: The Dragon Rises ll. 2397-2459, 2631-2660
Week 14: Barrows ll. 2661-2891
Week 15: Contexts & Final Paper Final Paper due May 8

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