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  • 37:55 Old English Prose

    Old English Prose

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    Topics include the first attempts at prose in the English language, 'short stories', historical texts, legal documents, as well as such writers as Alfred the Great, and Aelfric of Eynsham.

  • 20:55 Anglo Saxon Tour   British Museum

    Anglo Saxon Tour British Museum

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    Enhanced Podcast Tour of the Anglo-Saxon exhibits on display at the British Museum by Dr S. D. Lee, Faculty of English, University of Oxford, 27th April 2007.

  • 45:27 Old English Poetry

    Old English Poetry

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    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.

  • 35:30 Old English Then and Now

    Old English Then and Now

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    This final lecture looks briefly at how Old English has been reused by modern writers, but specifically at how the Anglo-Saxons have been portrayed on film, and what film studies can do to help us enjoy Old English poetry.

  • 12:38 Beowulf

    Beowulf

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    Dr Francis Leneghan gives a talk on Beowulf

  • 44:06 Old English Language

    Old English Language

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    Topics include how Old English works, and what makes it different from Modern English; where Old English comes from and how it relates to other languages; pronunciation, inflection, dialects and more.

  • 15:45 Old English Tour   British Library

    Old English Tour British Library

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    Enhanced Podcast Tour of the Old English Manuscripts on display at the British Library by Dr S. D. Lee, Faculty of English, University of Oxford, 21st March 2007.

  • 43:07 An Introduction to Old English

    An Introduction to Old English

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    Topics include who the Anglo-Saxons were, where they came from, and where they settled; the rough period covered in Old English; differences and similarities between Old English and Modern English; the use of runes and more.

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