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History of the English Language and Old English and Middle English Literature: UG2

UG II Core: History of the English Language and Old English and Middle English Literature

Provisional teaching schedule, July – December 2013

Old English

8 – 12 July       Deor, Widsith, The Wife’s Lament, The Husband’s Message, Wulf and Eadwacer, The Wanderer, The Seafarer, The Ruin.

15 – 19 July     Beowulf

22 – 26 July     Cædmon’s Hymn, extracts from Judith, Genesis B, Exodus.

29 July – 2 August        The Dream of the Rood, The Fates of the Apostles, extracts from Christ II, Juliana, Elene.

5 – 8 August     Alfred’s Preface to his translation of Gregory’s Pastoral Care, Ælfric’s ‘Life of King Edmund’, Wulfstan’s ‘Sermon of the Wolf to the English’

Middle English

12 – 16 August The Owl and the Nightingale (ll. 549 – 852)

19 August       1st Assessment on Old English

21 – 23 August Extract from The Ancrene Riwle

26 – 30 August Middle English lyrics

2 – 6 September           Selection from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

9 – 13 September         Chaucer, ‘The Prioress’s Tale’

16 – 20 September       ‘The Wakefield Second Shepherd’s Pageant’ OR Everyman

History of the English Language

23 September onwards Selected chapters of The English Language by C. L. Wrenn

October           2nd Assessment on Middle English and/or history of the language.

                                                                                                           

Prodosh Bhattacharya

 


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