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Beowulf

Course number : 19520   ID : 88357    Class Section : FAA-PE
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With their initial attack on the monastery at Lindisfarne in northeastern England in 793 A.D., the Vikings began a wave of invasions that imprinted their beliefs, customs, and laws on English culture. Primary among these contributions is the poem Beowulf. Created by Vikings, its location is Denmark, and its hero is Swedish, yet it is the national epic of England. It introduced literary elements such as heroic ideal, fate, alliteration, kennings, and understatements which would become repetitive elements of English literature. Later modifications by English monks added Christian overtones. Today, its influence ranges from the three witches in Macbeth to the Harry Potter series to The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Cold Mountain. It has been the frequent subject of movies including a 2005 release. Come visit or revisit Beowulf, as we discuss these connections and explore their relevance today.

Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

Location
CE South Building

Instructor
Roberta Boggess 

 

Notice

Please read:  Tuition remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. Please note the date change from the catalog.

Tuition: 

$25.00


Registration Closes On
Friday, November 15, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/15/2019 - 11/22/2019 Weekly - Fri 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 107 Roberta Boggess