Reverse detail from Kakelbont MS 1, a fifteenth-century French Psalter. This image is in the public domain. Daniel Paul O'Donnell

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English 2400: Essay 2

Posted: Oct 26, 2009 07:10;
Last Modified: Oct 26, 2009 07:10




Write an essay on one or two of the works we are covering in the second unit of the course (Middle English). You may compare works from this section with works from the first section (Old English).

You should work on developing your own topic. To get you thinking, however, here are some possible starting points:


The goal of this assignment is to give you practice in developing and writing University-level research ideas in literature and to let you enrich your reading of early medieval literature by writing about it. As mentioned in class, essay writing is a pedagogical exercise as well as a form of assessment: this is where you get real experience in dealing with the details of texts at a level impossible to cover in lecture.


For this essay, I will be following my standard rubric.

Dues dates, length, etc.





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