Graduate Seminar: Karma Lochrie

Karma Lochrie, currently teaching at Indiana University
Karma Lochrie, currently teaching at Indiana University
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Graduate Seminar
Friday, January 5, 1990 to Friday, March 9, 1990

Anglo-Saxon Poetry

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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