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Advanced Old English: Cynewulf's Christ II

September 2022

Precepted by Larry Swain.
Cynewulf is one of the few poets whose name we know from the Old English period. He composed 4 narrative poems casting saints' lives into Old English poetry. "Christ II" is so named because it is one of three poems dealing with key moments in Christ's life: the "Advent" and Incarnation, the Ascension, and the Harrowing of Hell. This middle poem is the one we know as certainly as we can that it was composed by Cynewulf and has a number of very interesting features.

Required Texts

The Old English Poems of Cynewulf, edited by and translated by Robert E. Bjork.

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Days and Times

Meeting Mondays & Thursdays @7:00 PM (Eastern Time), starting Sept 1

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