Module Information

Module Identifier
WEM1520
Module Title
The Early Englyngion Cycles
Academic Year
2016/2017
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
External Examiners
  • Professor Dafydd Johnston (Yr Athro - Canolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd, Prifysgol Cymru)
 

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay 3000 words  70%
Semester Assessment text analysis assessment  30%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

have gained an understanding of the nature and purpose of the early englynion cycles, and other late Cynfeirdd material composed in the englyn form, and to relate it in broad terms to elegiac compositions from other traditions, especially Anglo-Saxon and Irish and Late Latin.?

have a basic grasp of the political and cultural framework of early Wales and North Britain from the sixth century to the eleventh century.

read the texts in translation, and will be able to recognize and analyse their main literary, stylistic and metrical features; and to be able to read a small selection of representative texts in the original with the help of notes and with the assistance of the lecturer.

be familiar with the current debates concerning the poetry, and with some of the reception history of the characters (Llywarch and Heledd in particular)

Content

The nature and purpose of the early englynion cycles, and other late Cynfeirdd material composed in the englyn form and its relationship in broad terms to elegiac compositions from other traditions, especially Anglo-Saxon and Irish and Late Latin. The material is set in its political and cultural framework 'rarly Wales and North Britain from the sixth century to the eleventh century.'rn introduction to the texts in translation, and their main literary, stylistic and metrical features: a selection of representative texts will be read in the original with the help of notes and with the assistance of the lecturer. Current debates about the poems, and their reception in other literatures will be discussed.

Brief description

Readings and analysis of englynion cycles, Canu Llywarch, Canu Heledd, Canu Urien, and other related material in the englyn form.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication presentations to seminar group, group discussions, writing assessments; assessed in 1 and 2
Improving own Learning and Performance through engagement with lecturer and with others in seminars; through feedback and discussion with lecturer
Information Technology use of catalogues and assessment of web material: assessed in 1
Personal Development and Career planning personal advice on career goals offered on a one-to-one basis: not assessed
Problem solving reading texts and interpreting them; tackling problems of dating texts — assessed in 1 and 2
Research skills assessing scholarship in the field; using libraries for printed and manuscript materials; assessed in 1 and 2
Subject Specific Skills Old and Middle Welsh language
Team work some work set to be tackled jointly: no formal assessment

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7