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Old English: Beowulf

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Lucy Perry
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2005 -> 2005

Pas d'horaire défini.


Semestre d'hiver
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Non
Crédits: 0


The context of the composition and production of Beowulf remains a mystery: to what extent is the poem a celebration or condemnation of pagan heroism? This seminar will provide an opportunity to study the narrative digressions which take us from the exploits of the hero into a complex web of themes, themes which lead us to visions of human weakness as well as superhuman strength. In addition, by examining related texts, we will explore the Germanic, Old Testament and historical and legendary background of the poem.


Text book : to be announced
(We will work with the Old English text and modern English translations.)

Exigences du cursus d'études

1er certificat

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