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Medieval: In the Realm of Earth: The Old Testament in Old English Verse

Seminar: In the Realm of Earth: The Old Testament in Old English Verse

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

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

Période de validité: 2008 -> 2008

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Semestre de printemps
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
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The Old Testament was most influential in Old English literature and the stories therein captured the imagination of the Anglo-Saxon poets. Multiple interpretations (allegorical, literal or historical) were available to the writers. The selection of matter by the poets for their narratives is telling enough; the style of narration (dramatic, tragic, or heroic) attests further the creative freedom of the poets. The variety and richness of the response of the Old English poets to the Old Testament will be demonstrated in the works to be studied as we read poems about the Creation and the fall of the Angels ('Genesis A', 'Genesis B'), 'Exodus', 'Daniel', and 'Judith'. All but 'Judith' are contained in the Junius manuscript, and part of the course will consider the context and making of this manuscript.


A course booklet with Old English texts and translations will be available.

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