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E 791R-01: OLD ENGLISH

Schedule

 

Office Hours: TTh and by appointment.
sharris at english.umass.edu

We meet every Tuesday 5:00 pm – 7:10 pm in B121.

WEEK 4 Articles & Nouns

    ave. 3-4 sentences/hr.

    T 24 Sept.

    • B Nouns, Chapter 6 again (make charts; memorize the weak declensions for m, f, n nouns).

    For extra help:

    Second Half:

    • Caedmon's Hymn (Mx, ll. 1–30). The whole story (as much as you can). PDF of the hymn only is here.
    • Hand in a copy of your translation. Assignment sheet here.
    • Mx (read in translation), “Bede's Death Song.”

Useful Background Reading:

CIASL, ch. 1 and ch. 3. NCH, chapter 1 on the Anglo-Latin background, and pp. 227–231 on Cædmon's Hymn.

Harris: Encyclopedia entry on Bede.

 

Key:

class N   holiday N
final paper N   translation N

September:

Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          

October:

Su M Tu W Th F Sa
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6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

November:

Su M Tu W Th F Sa
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3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

December:

Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

To search the Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records, click here.