Learn Live Intermediate Old English - September 2021

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Deepen your knowledge of Old English literature at our intermediate level online course

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Moving away from the more well-known riddles and elegies, we will explore the arresting and enigmatic genre of Old English wisdom poetry. We will build on the skills introduced in the beginner masterclass, including the translation, transliteration, literary analysis and cultural context of Old English literature.

Through a combination of glossed text, translation, and digitised editions of the manuscript itself, we will get to grips with a single Old English poem, known today as Maxims II or the Cotton Maxims. Participants will gain deeper knowledge of Old English language and literature, as well as the confidence to access and examine the manuscripts in which these ancient works survive.

This course is aimed at those who have already taken our beginner-level two day Masterclass, or those with some previous knowledge of the language and grammar of Old English literature.

This course takes place on Zoom and we will email you a joining link the day before. There will be an opportunity to ask the tutor Dr Victoria Symons questions during a Q&A, and have conversations with your fellow participants in virtual breakout rooms.

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Name: Learn Live Intermediate Old English - September 2021
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £20.00
Student: £16.00
Registered Unemployed: £16.00
Disabled: £16.00
Senior (60+): £18.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546