English 103g. Old English: Working with Manuscripts

Instructor: Daniel Donoghue
Terms: Spring Term

Mondays & Wednesdays, 11-12 | Location: Barker 211

The task of translation will be supplemented by consistent attention to the manuscript contexts of Old English literature. The texts will include selections from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Genesis, the Exeter Book Riddles, Beowulf, and others. The course will guide students through basic principles of manuscript study and will culminate in a collaborative edition of an Old English text.

Note: Students who complete both English 102 and 103 with honors grades will fulfill the College language requirement and the English Department’s Foreign Literature requirement. Prerequisite: English 102. 

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