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  1. SCAN4401 - Advanced Old Norse 1 item
    1. Value: 0.5 course units

      Tutor: Dr Erin Goeres

      Teaching structure: Assessment: one unseen three-hour written examination (70%) and one 2500-word essay (30%).

  2. Module Description: 1 item
    1. This module forms the logical continuation of Old Norse I and will combine advanced translation with the in-depth analysis of three set texts. The first term will focus on Egils saga and its place within the wider context of the Íslendingasögur, konungasögur and skáldasögur. The second term will focus on commemorative poems such as Eiríksmál, Hákonarmál, and Egill's Sonatorrek.

  3. Preparatory Reading and Set Texts: 1 item
    1. Reading lists will be provided for the individual texts, but students are strongly advised to read the entirety of Egils saga in translation (available in Penguin Classics, The Complete Sagas of Icelanders or similar) before the start of term. The primary text that will be used for translation will be Bjarni Einarsson's edition, Egils saga (London, 2003),

      Students may also find it useful to read any of the Sagas of Warrior-Poets, ed. Diana Whaley (London, 2002), especially Hallfreðar saga. Photocopies of the other set texts will be provided.

  4. First term reading 16 items
    1. The Art of Poetry and the Figure of the Poet in Egils saga - Margaret Clunies Ross 1989

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    2. Egil's saga - Bernard Scudder, Snorri Sturluson, Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir c2004

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    3. Sagas of the Icelanders: a book of essays - John Tucker 1989

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    4. A choice of Anglo-Saxon verse - Richard Hamer 1970

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    5. The growth of the medieval Icelandic sagas (1180-1280) - Theodore Murdock Andersson c2006

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    6. Introductory essays on Egils saga and Njáls saga - John Hines, Desmond Slay, Viking Society for Northern Research 1992

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    7. Old Norse-Icelandic literature: a critical guide - Carol J. Clover, John Lindow, Medieval Academy of America c2005

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    8. Medieval Scandinavia: an encyclopedia - Phillip Pulsiano, Kirsten Wolf, Paul Acker, Donald K. Fry 1992

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