Old English

Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
2017-18: Fridays, 11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
2017

September

8  15  22  29 

October

6  13  20  27 

November

3  10  17 

December

1  8  15  22 

2018

January

12  19  26 

February

2  9  16  23 

March

2  9  16  23 

April

6  13  20  27 

May

4  11  18  25 

June

1 

Course Overview

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This course is is being offered once again in response to a number of requests. Its goal is to present a disciplined college-level introduction to the rudiments of Old English morphology and syntax, while allowing some room for reading.

We will primarily rely on the seventh edition of A Guide to Old English by Bruce Mitchell and Fred C. Robinson. This tome has been slowly growing since the early 1970s, and has displaced Bright’s and a number of other texts as the standard introductory text on the subject.

By nature, this course is going to require a fair degree of autonomous work: we will meet only once a week to go over questions, translations, and other issues. Between meetings students will be in charge of their own learning, and will be expected to complete the readings, memorize the forms, and take relevant quizzes.