Pirates and Poets: Viking Encounters

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LEO014B05
Vaknaam Pirates and Poets: Viking Encounters
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Pirates and Poets: Viking Encounters in the British Isles
Leerdoelen Students will have sufficient understanding of Viking culture and its interface with the British Isles. They will be able to 1) critically evaluate selected Old English, early Irish, and Old Norse texts that reflect a wide range of Viking encounters and their consequences in Northwest Europe and 2) conduct research on topics related to the course.
Omschrijving This course focuses on significant military and cultural encounters between Scandinavian raiders and settlers and the inhabitants of the British Isles during the Viking Age. We will examine a selection of Old English, early Irish, and Old Norse texts that offer different perspectives on Viking culture and its influence in early medieval England and Ireland. Embodying socio-religious alterity, the Vikings were, if not outright feared, viewed with suspicion by their Northwest European neighbours. At the same time, however, they were also known for their achievements in literature and art.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
Toetsvorm digitale toetsing, presentatie
Vaksoort bachelor jr 2
Coördinator dr. K.E.E. Olsen
Docent(en) dr. K.E.E. Olsen
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The Poetic Edda trans. Carolyne Larrington 9780199675340 ca. €  12,00
The Prose Edda: Tales from the Mythological North Snorri Sturluson, trans. Jesse Byock 9780140447552 ca. €  12,00
Egils saga trans. Bernard Scudder, Introduction by Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir 9780140447705 ca. €  9,00
Entreevoorwaarden Toegang tot het tweede jaar, d.w.z. minimaal 45 ECTS behaald uit de propedeuse van de BA Engelse Taal en Cultuur. NB: Voor het collegejaar 2021-2022 geldt een norm van minimaal 35 ECTS.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 3 semester II b keuze
Ba English Language and Culture 2 semester II b keuze