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Reading Medieval and Early Modern English Texts II

Class at Faculty of Arts |



- analysis of historical texts (chronicles)

- analysis of legal texts (laws, charters, wills)

- analysis of religious texts (sermons, homilies)

- analysis of private correspondence

- analysis of late medieval and renaissance drama

- analysis of poetic texts


The seminar will focus on reading and analysis of selected Old, Middle and Early Modern texts. Each text is presented as a self-contained whole with a glossary, philological commentary and basic information on its literary background.

The aim of the seminar is a) to provide students of the history of the language with a wider empirical basis; b) to encourage the students who aim to pursue their study of historical linguistics and/or English medieval literature to develop a firmer philological grasp of medieval English.