New! Medieval Literature & Culture: England from the 800s through the 1300s

Introducing Erik Anderson …
New! Medieval Literature & Culture: England from the 800’s through the 1300’s
3 sessions, 6 hours 

 
 

This course will explore the literature of Old English and Middle English including the cultural, technological, historical, and economic forces that shaped early English literature and paved the way for modern English. While the English language today holds a prominent place on the world stage, it had humble and uncertain beginnings. This course will unpack the developments that caused the language to be rejected by England’s own kings for centuries and the forces that eventually led English to the pen of William Shakespeare. Along the way we will work past the linguistic and cultural barriers that keep modern English speakers from fully appreciating the foundational medieval texts of their language.

Instructor: Erik Anderson has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Bucknell University and a Master of Arts in Medieval Literature & Culture from the University of Dublin. He has previously taught English 101 at Frederick Community College.

ILR 588 Medieval Literature & Culture: England from the 800s through the 1300s
5-Digit  Number: 16477
Wed, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 9/12 – 9/26
Location:  Conference Center/E-125
Tuition: $20.00         Fee: $49.00    Total: $69.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only

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