Karma D. Lochrie, Loyola University Chicago (now at Indiana University)
The purpose of the course was to introduce the student to Anglo-Saxon poetry exclusive of Beowulf. The students read selected poems from The Exeter Book, biblical poetry from The Junius Manuscript and the long poem from the Beowulf manuscript, Judith. Anglo-Saxon hagiography as well as recent historical, textual, and theoretical scholarship wass brought to bear on the poetry. The course also took advantage of the Newberry Library holdings in seventeenth-, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century editions of Anglo-Saxon texts to introduce students to manuscript and textual scholarship.
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