Proseminar: Heroism in Old English Literature

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Humanities
    Domain English
    Code UE-L06.01198
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Proseminar
    Level Bachelor
    Semester SP-2022

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Wednesday 10:15 - 12:00, Hebdomadaire

    Teaching

    Responsibles
    Teachers
    Description

    In a land where Germanic heroes and shining women of good counsel ruled the poetic imaginaire, the question remains, who, or what, is a hero? Is this a gendered concept, or is it possible to conceive of female heroes, such as perhaps Judith or Elene?

    This seminar will enable students to work out for themselves a general definition of heroism, and, specifically, the Germanic, and early Christian, conception of the hero, through some well-known staples of Anglo-Saxon literature, such as the Dream of the Rood, Beowulf, or Judith, but also other, less often studied works at the university level: The Battle of Brunanburh, The Battle of Maldon, Elene, Andreas, and the Fates of the Apostles.

    This seminar will at the same time strive to deepen students' engagement with Old English language and culture by combining an exploration of heroes and heroines in Old English Literature with an introduction to Old English grammar and short translations from the Monasteriales indicia (monks' sign language), prognostics, and riddles.

    Softskills
    No
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    No
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No

    Documents

    Bibliography

    Set texts:

    Beowulf, ed. and facing page translation by R.M. Liuzza (London: Broadview, 2013). 
    A handout will also be provided

  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    23.02.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3016
    02.03.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3016
    09.03.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3016
    16.03.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3016
    23.03.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3016
    30.03.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3016
    06.04.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3016
    13.04.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3016
    27.04.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3016
    04.05.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3016
    11.05.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3016
    18.05.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3016
    25.05.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3016
    01.06.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3016
  • Assessments methods

    Séminaire - SP-2022, Session d'été 2022

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure

    Séminaire - SP-2022, Autumn Session 2022

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure

    Séminaire - SA-2022, Session d'hiver 2023

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure

    Séminaire - SP-2023, Session d'été 2023

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure
  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    English Language and Literature 120
    Version: SA15_BA_ang_V02
    Module Four: Theory and Texts
    Module Six: Advanced Research and Writing

    English Language and Literature 60
    Version: SA15_BA_ang_V01
    Theory and Texte or Culture and Identity > Module Four: Theory and Texts

    Ens. compl. en Lettres
    Version: ens_compl_lettres

    Lettres [Cours]
    Version: Lettres_v01