20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module explores the language and literature of Anglo-Saxon England, enabling you to read and understand the earliest English literature. You will learn how to read Old English, developing a good understanding of Old English grammar and gaining familiarity with the language and literature through translating a range of texts. We will examine the historical background and cultural contexts of these texts, introducing you to the breadth and variety of Old English texts, and to differing critical approaches to them.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Classroom testing, Project/ portfolio

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK