EN 2OEL: INTRODUCTION TO OLD ENGLISH LITERATURE

This module introduces students to the period of English literature that is often the most unfamiliar: the Old English or Anglo-Saxon period (c.7th-11th century). Old English literature is richly rewarding, not just because it has been an important influence on many twentieth-century writers (most famously) J.R.R. Tolkien), but because its literary techniques and themes (female heroes, battles with Vikings, dragons, voyages of exile) are different to much later English literature. This module allows students to explore the literature of a time when England was part of the culture of the North.

Term(s) offered: Autumn term module; 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Credit: 3.0
General Education: II A 1