Old English Poetry
Posted: 02 Nov 2009
Topics include how Old English poetry works, what the major poems are and how they were performed; what links we can draw with modern poetry and music; basic metrics and devices used for effect, and more.
A five-part lecture series delivered by Dr Stuart D Lee, Faculty of English, University of Oxford in October/November 2009. They are introductory lectures aimed at first-year students, taking them through Old English language and literature, its cultural importance, and an overview of the history of the Anglo-Saxon period.