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Updated on:
1/24/16

Schedule

We meet MWF 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm in Bartlett 127.

WEEK 2 Arrival

    M 25 Jan. Review

     

    W 27 Jan. Perspectives

    • Browse Klaeber, "Introduction," Beowulf, pp. xxiii-cxc (hereafter K); read section IX, pp. cxxii-cxxix;
    • TRANSLATE lines 1a-52b. *If you're new to Old English, do as much as you can. Here's a PARSER to help you out. Just enter the line number.
    • Review King Alfred's Grammar for today (for those who read OE);
    • Those new to OE, look at the gold box below;
    • Read all of Beowulf in translation (everyone). Here is a free translation from Penguin Classics by Crossley-Holland. You must log in through UMass. (Any other translation is fine, too.)
    • PDF of entire poem, for use in translating.

     

    F 29 Jan. Perspectives

    • In class, do a response sheet together. Here is the response sheet.
    • Read Heather O'Donoghue, From Asgard to Valhalla, chapter 1 ("Creation and Cosmos"), free through UMass.

OE Language. Those of you new to Old English will be catching up for the first six weeks. Look for the gold box at the foot of each schedule page—just like this one.

A) Pronunciation. Read King Alfred's Grammar (hereafter kA), chs. 1-4 and "Pronouncing Old English"

B) Pronouns. A) Exercises in personal pronouns. B) Try Old English Aerobics, sections 2, 3, 4, and 5.

C) Flashcards. Here are the 100 most-used words in Old English.

Key:

class N   holiday N
exam N   quiz N

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