English 104

Introduction to Old English

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2018 Hobson, Jacob
MWF 11-12 310 Hearst Mining

Book List

Marsden, Richard: Cambridge Old English Reader


This course will equip you to read the earliest English literature: lives of saints, accounts of Viking invasion, poetry about onions, and the rest. You will learn to read Old English by direct study of texts in the original. This course will help you engage the English language critically and with historical perspective, and our readings offer a window onto the cultural practices of Anglo-Saxon England, including its religion, politics, and education.

No prior experience with Old English or MIddle English is required.

Please note the change in the instructor (as of 7/5/18).

This course satisfies the pre-1800 requirement for the English major.

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