Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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English 320. Beowulf

In this course students will translate all of Beowulf, the Anglo-Saxon poem that is usually called the earliest English epic. Topics of discussion will include manuscripts and material culture, comparative philology, heroism and epic morality, influence, adaptation and oral tradition. Students must be proficient in Old English, having taken either ENG 208 or its equivalent.