Language & Culture of Early Medieval ENG

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LEO022B05
Vaknaam Language & Culture of Early Medieval ENG
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Language and Culture of Early Medieval England
Leerdoelen Students will be able to read and translate Old English texts (prose and verse) independently. They will have sufficient understanding of A-S literature and culture in order to 1) contextualise the texts under investigation 2) evaluate a range of primary and secondary sources critically and systematically. They will also be able to conduct independent research on any topic related to A-S England.
Omschrijving Students read, translate and analyse text fragments in order to gain an understanding both of the Old English language and of their literary and cultural contexts. For this purpose they will regularly use the electronic lexica and corpora that are available online via the Arts library. Each week there is a three-hour seminar, in which we will examine (fragments of) texts comprising a complete survey of the Old English corpus. In addition, we will study aspects of Anglo-Saxon literary and cultural history, in order to allow adequate contextualisation and analysis of the texts. Students make an active contribution to the seminars by completing translation exercises.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
Toetsvorm presentatie, schriftelijk tentamen
Vaksoort bachelor jr 3
Coördinator dr. C. Dekker
Docent(en) dr. C. Dekker
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The Cambridge Companion to Old English LiteratureSecond Edition (Cambridge, 2013); access to digital version via University Library
M.Godden and M.Lapidge 9780521154024 ca. €  27,00
A Guide to Old English, Eighth Edition (Oxford, 2012) B.Mitchell and F.C.Robinson 9780470671078 ca. €  30,00
Entreevoorwaarden Propaedeutic phase,
at least two Medieval Literature course units from the second year of the English degree programme (LEO codes)
Opmerkingen 80% Compulsory attendance in seminars.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 3 semester II a keuze
Ba English Language and Culture 3 semester II a keuzegroep