NOTE. This course was taught in 2003 to undergraduates, and scheduled accordingly. The graduate-level work is above and beyond my expectations of undergraduates.

 

E 505: BEOWULF


Schedule

KA Old English Grammar
Grammar Chart
Harris Grammar Exercises

Problems with King Alfred's Wessex Font? Download it by clicking here or option-clicking here for Mac. The e-book has been updated so you shouldn't need this font.

Old English Aerobics (UVa) will be part of your exercises.
Simon Keynes' Anglo-Saxon Resources page!


week 1
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WEEK 1Introduction

    Th 27 Jan. The Poem
    • Review Syllabus and Language Resources--above, in the colored boxes.
    • Inflected languages and hints for translating handed out.
    • Ensure you have the books.

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 and first paper
Week 8: Spring Break  
Week 9: Revenge ll. 1258-1309, 1321-1382
Week 10: Fulfilling Boasts ll. 1383-1556
Week 11: Messages and Meanings ll. 1557-1625, 1677-1728
Week 12: Retelling the Past ll. 1888 ... 2119
Week 13: The Dragon Rises ll. 2200-2336 and translation
Week 14: Farewells ll. 2397-2459, 2631-2660
Week 15: Final Battle ll. 2661-2751, 2809-2891
Week 16: Monuments of Stone ll. 3071-3165 and final paper
Final Exam Tuesday 17 May 4pm Bart 301