Course Code
ENAM 0100
Course Type
Subject Credit
Course Availability

The canon of Old English Literature comprises the earliest corpus of texts in the English literary tradition. This course studies a wide selection of translated texts in verse and prose forms, from the foundational epic achievement of Beowulf through to shorter lyrics, secular as well as sacred poetry, and historical prose narratives. 

Sample Topics

  • Beowulf
  • The Wanderer
  • The Seafarer
  • The Dream of the Rood
  • The Battle of Maldon
  • riddles and minor forms
  • selections from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
  • Biblical translations