What is Beowulf?
Beowulf is a unique manuscript, meaning one copy exisits
Partially destroyed in fire in the 18th century
First two lines in Old English: Hwt we gardena in gear dagum eod cyninga.
Survey of British Literature from the Beginnings until the 18th Century
English 225, sections 28-33
Course policy statement and syllabus
YOUR FIRST READING ASSIGNMENT
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Am I Renaissance or Not?:
Q: Is this image medieval or
A: at the lectures endand in the coming
Which of these pictures is more Renaissance?
Boticellis Birth of Ve
Lecture # 4
The Wages of Death
elegy (new key term)
Sutton Hoo (new key term)
In light of the world that the Beowulfpoet sets up, what is at stake in Beowulfs
fight with the dragon?
What are these?
The Monsters Meaning