ELL200 : Old English: Language, Texts and Culture

Convenor(s): Rebecca Fisher, Christine Wallis


Please note: This module may or may not run in any individual session. Please check with the course Convenor.

General Information

A continuation of ELL 225. This course will investigate Old English language in more detail and explore texts in greater depth. Continuing the thematic strands of ELL 225, we will consider more unusual texts, such as runic inscriptions, charms, riddles and an Old English sign language treatise. Again, we will take an interdisciplinary approach to the material, using techniques from linguistics, literature, history and archaeology. This exploration will include a visit to Weston Park Museum, incorporating the material artefacts into our experience of Anglo-Saxon England.
Although this course continues from ELL 225, if you have previous experience of foreign languages (and are willing to put in a little extra work!), there is no reason why you should not take this course.


The course will consist of two contact hours per week, which will be a combination of group work and lectures.


Assessment will be through five short assessed grammar exercises (20%), an essay of 2500 words (40%), and a final two-hour exam (40%).

Contact Details

Rebecca Fisher, Christine Wallis

rebecca.fisher@sheffield.ac.uk; C.Wallis@sheffield.ac.uk

Information last changed: Thursday 07th of April 2016 :: 01:16:58 PM (BST)


The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK