42.336 From Beowulf to Tolkien

From Beowulf to Tolkien

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38856
Status Active

We will read Beowulf in translation, and discuss contemporary approaches as well as engage with critical traditional questions. We will also read other Anglo-Saxon poetry and Old Norse-Icelandic sagas in translation in order to gain a cultural context for the Beowulf poem. Class will conclude with a look at how Tolkien's books were inspired and influenced by these works.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.102 College Writing II.