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EN4314   Old English Afterlives: Literary Anglo-Saxonism

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 3.00 - 5.00 pm Tue

This module studies the relationship between Old English literary culture and the modern imagination. Students will be expected to develop an improved reading knowledge of Old English literature in the original language; an informed awareness of the continuing influence, use and application of Anglo-Saxon culture in modern literature and creative arts; an analytical understanding of the forms and techniques of Old English poetry and of their application to writing in Modern English; a critical appreciation of the historically situated and changing ideologies in which Anglo-Saxonism has been implicated; a familiarity with the critical issues that attend the activities of translation and adaptation, within and across genres and media; an ability to use Old English as a creative resource in their own writing. It is advisable that students have previously taken some beginner's level Old English, such as on EN2003 Medieval and Renaissance Texts. (Group A)

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass EN2003 and pass EN2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar, and 2 optional consultative hours.

Scheduled learning hours: 44

Guided independent study hours: 256

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100% (1 x 2,000-2,500-word Critical Essay = 25%, 1 x Class Translation Test = 25%, Portfolio = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr Chris Jones (CSJ2)