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course materials (by handout/upload date)
NB: all assigned readings and other restricted-access materials are on Blackboard
Mon 13 Sep
Wed 15 Sep Grammar and syntax: some basic terminology
Mon 27 Sep Weak verb parsing exercise [answers]
Wed 29 Sep Translation of readings not covered in class
Fri 1 Oct
Mon 4 Oct
Wed 6 Oct Translation of readings not covered in class
Fri 8 Oct Translation of readings not covered in class
Wed 13 Oct
Fri 15 Oct Translation of readings not covered in class
Fri 22 Oct Translation of readings not covered in class
Mon 1 Nov Essay instructions [also in pdf]
Wed 10 Nov list of straightforward strong verbs of classes 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6
Mon 15 Nov Now definitive: material for the grammar test [also in pdf]
Wed 1 Dec verb parsing exercise [answers]
Fri 3 Dec nominal parsing exercise [answers]
Fri 14 Jan The basics of Old English verse [guest lecture by Stephen Pelle]
Wed 2 Feb translations covered in class
Wed 16 Feb Format of the final exam
Sun 27 Feb Optional: extra text #1 [translation]
Mon 28 Feb excerpt from Christ B
Sat 5 Mar Optional: extra text #2 [translation]
Sun 13 Mar Optional: extra text #3 [translation]
Wed 6 Apr Graduate Studies in Old English and related fields (a non-hyperlinked excerpt from the website's page "Further studies in the Middle Ages").
slides (click here for image source attributions)
Mon 13 Sep f01a: Introduction [translations]
Wed 15 Sep f01b: Phonetics & inflection [translations]
Fri 17 Sep f01c: Pronouns & weak nouns [translations]
Mon 20 Sep f02a: Phonology & strong nouns
Wed 22 Sep f02b: strong nouns [answers]
Fri 24 Sep f02c: Adjectives & declension patterns [translations/answers]
Mon 27 Sep f03a: Introduction to verbs [translations]
Wed 29 Sep f03b: Weak verbs and verb prefixes [translations]
Fri 1 Oct f03c: Sound changes and strong verbs
Mon 4 Oct f04a: Strong verb conjugation & anomalous verbs
Wed 6 Oct f04b: Modals [translations]
Fri 8 Oct f04c: Verb recognition and classification [translations and answers]
Wed 13 Oct f05b: Adverbs and numerals [translations]
Fri 15 Oct
Mon 18 Oct f06a: Word order and sentence structure [translations]
Wed 20 Oct f06b: Grammar review (case and conjunctions) [translations]
Fri 22 Oct lecture: Archaeology [full slides on Blackboard]
Fri 29 Oct lecture: Manuscripts and written culture [full slides on Blackboard]
Wed 3 Nov lecture: Corpus overview
Fri 5 Nov f08c: Identifying þā [translations]
Fri 12 Nov lecture: Hagiography
Mon 15 Nov f10a: Sentence analysis [translations]
Fri 19 Nov lecture: King Alfred and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Fri 26 Nov lecture: Bede and King Edwin
Fri 21 Jan lecture: textual criticism [on Blackboard]
Fri 28 Jan lecture: vikings
Fri 4 Feb lecture: Christianity in Northumbria
Fri 4 Mar lecture: homiletics
extra materials
What is case?
What are the noun classes?
Errata in Mitchell & Robinson, 7th ed.
Errata in Mitchell & Robinson, 8th ed.
Which textbook of Old English is best for me?
Cross-referencing sheet of Old English inflection (for easy reference to most current textbooks)
rollover flashcards for various vocabulary and grammar sets
First sketches towards an online paradigm-learning tool
Further studies in the Middle Ages
online reference tools
Dictionary of Old English, A to G
Bosworth–Toller (also available in pdf)
Peter Baker's Old English resources, including many exercises
Peter Baker's Magic Sheet of Old English Grammar
Old English Newsletter Bibliography Database
International Medieval Bibliography
Search the Dictionary of Old English Corpus
audio recordings
Clickable phonetic charts to aid pronunciation
Anglo-Saxon Aloud (free podcast of all Old English poetry plus numerous homilies, read by Michael Drout)
Wið færstice and The Battle of Brunanburh (free downloads), read by Alaric Hall
Benjamin Bagby performs Beowulf (clips and purchase)
further online resources
Verner's Law (a humorous but informative documentary on Germanic sound laws; part 2, part 3)
Beowulf hæfð swelce bloh! (Beowulf's blog, in Old English)
How to add input languages to common O/Ss (substitute "Icelandic" for "German")
some important journals available online through the library system
Anglo-Saxon England (ASE)
English Studies (ES)
Essays and Studies (E&S) 2001–
Folklore –2003
Folklore 1997–2008
Leeds Studies in English 1932–1935, 1952, 1967–2000
Medium Ævum 1989– ()
Modern Philology 1903–
Neophilologus 1915–1995
Neophilologus 1997–
Publications of the Modern Language Association of America (PMLA) 1889–2003
Publications of the Modern Language Association of America (PMLA) 2002–
Review of English Studies (RES)
Speculum 1926–2004
Speculum 2005–
Studies in Philology