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A course of four to five lectures a week throughout the year.

Svu.AВus. (i) Beowulf and Old English Civilization and unprescribed trans- lation. (ii) Old Not-se Texts and Civilization. (iii) History of the English Language. (iv) The Middle English Romance.

Candidates will take section (i) and any two other sections.

Booкs. (i) For section (i) of the Syllabus.

(a) Recommended for preliminary reading:

Whitelock, D.—The Beginnings of English Society. (Pelican.) (b) Prescribed texts:

Klæbеr, Fr. (ed.)—Beowulf. (Heath.) Wyatt, A. J. Anglo-Saxon Reader. (C.U.P.)

(c) Recommended for reference:

Anderson, G. K. —The Literature of the Anglo-Saxons. (О.U.P.) Kennedy, C. W.—The Earliest English Poetry. (O.U.Р.)

Chambers, R. W.—Beowulf—aп Introduction. (C.U.P.) Lawrence, W. W.—Beowulf and Epic Tradition. (Harvard U.P.) Chadwick, H. 1.—The Heroic Age. (C.U.P.)

Tolkien, J. R. Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics. (Proc. Brit. Acad.

Vol. XXII, 1936.)

Hodgkin, R. H. History of the Anglo-Saxons, 2 vols. (Clarendon.) Stentors, F. М. Anglo-Saxon England. (О.U.P.)

Earle, J., and Plummer, C.—Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel, 2 vols.


Garmonsway, G. N. (tr.)—The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. (Everyman.) Bede—Ecclesiastical History of the English People. (Everyman, Loeb Classics

or Penguin.)

(ii) For Section (ii) of the Syllabus.

As for section (ii) of English Language Part III together with:

(a) Prescribed text-book:

Foote, P. G., and Quirk, R. (eds.)—Gunnlaugssaga Ormstungu. (Viking Society for Northern Research.)


(b) Recommended for reference




D.-History of the Vikings. (Methuen.) Du Chaillu, P. B.—The. Viking Age, 2 vols. (Murray.)

Shetelig, H., and Falk, H. (tr. Gordon, E. V.)—Scandinavian Archaeology.


Turville-Petre, G.—The Heroic Age of Sсапdiпaviа. (Hutchinson.) Turville-Fetre, G.—Origins of Icelandic Literature. (О.U.Р.)

Vigfusson, G., and Powell, F.—Origines Islandic e, 2 vols. (O.U.P.) (iii) For Section (iii) of the Syllabus.

(a) Prescribed text:

Wyld, H. C.—A Short History of English. (Murray.) (b) Recommended for reference:

Jespersen, O—Language: Its Nature, Development and Origin. (Allen and Unwin.)

Serjeantson, 1.—A History of Foreign Words in English. (Kegan Paul.) Wyld, H. C, Historical Study of the Mother Tongue. (Murray.) Wyld, H. C.—A History of Modern Colloquial English. (Blackwell.) Robertson, S.-The Development of Modern English. (Harrap.) Sapir, E.-Language. (Harcourt.)

Baugh, A. C. History of the English Language. (Appleton-Century and Crofts.)

Ullmann, S. Principles of Semantics. (Glasgow Univ. Pub. No. 84.) Jones, D.—The Pronunciation of English. (C.U.P.) .

(iv) For Section (iv) of the Syllabus.

(a) Prescribed text:

Tolkien, J. R., and Gordon, E. V. (eds.)—Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.


Further reading as selected ;n class.

ExnuIxATiox. Three 3-hour papers on section (i) and any two of the remain.

ing, sections.


1. The course for the Degree with Honours in the School of French Language and Literature comprises the following subjects:

French Parts I, II, III, IV, and

French Language and Literature Parts I, II, III,

in accordance with the details set out below and as set out for the Ordinary Degree.

Candidates for the Degree with Honours must also take three additional subjects at Pass or Honour standard (preferably Philosophy I or a first or second year'History subject, and the two parts of a sub-major from Group I). It will' be assumed, especially in the philological sections of the course, that students have a fair working knowledge of Latin, which is ' an almost indispensable back- ground to the study of French.

2. In their First Year, candidates in the Honour School will take the Honour Course in French Part I, and two additional subjects (one of which will normally form part of a sub-major) approved by the Professor of French. The first year is regarded as a preliminary year of general study, during which students will be expected to build a solid linguistic foundation for the Honour work of the later years and to acquire reasonable correctness and fluency in spoken and written French.

Admission to the higher years of the course is conditional upon satisfactory performance in this First Year, and students must be approved by the Faculty of Arts as candidates for the Degree with Honours before entering the Second Year


of the Honour School, The Professor of French will normally recommend such approval for candidates who have gained at least Second Class Honours in French Part I. Other Candidates who wish to continue in the Honour School must interview the Professor of French, who will be guided in his recommendation by the merits of the case.

A student who has completed the First Year of the course for the Ordinary Degree, and has passed in French Part I may, with the permission of the Faculty, enter the Honour School. Such a student must make special application to the Faculty, through the Sub-Dean, and, if permission is granted, the Faculty will prescribe what further work must be completed before the student is allowed to proceed to the Final Examination.

3. In their Sećond Year, candidates will take the Honour course in French Part II, French Language and Literature Part. I, and the second part of their sub-major or the remaining additional subject. In order to proceed to the Third Year, they will require to be "recommended to proceed" at the end of the Second Year.

4. In their Third Year, candidates will take the Honour courses in French Part III, and French Language and Literature Part II or Part III


according to the year in which the lectures in this, subject are delivered. In their Fourth Year, candidates will take the Honour courses in French Part IV, and the remaining part of French Language and Literature. During both the Third and the Fourth Years they will attend such short lecture courses on background studies as may from time to time be prescribed. The Third and Fourth Years have been planned as a continuous course of study, but candidates will sit for a preliminary Final Examina- tion, both written and oral, at the end of the Third Year. Students should utilize the long vacation at the end of the third year to cover a major part of their fourth-year reading.

5. The Final Examination in the School of French Language and Literature will be based on recorded class work of the Third and Fourth . Years and on the following series of tests: • .

(a) At the end of the Third Year : A. Formal Examination Papers

(1) French Literature of the XVIIth or XVIIIth century (General Study).

(2) Medieval French Literature or Renaissance French Literature.

(3) Modern or Renaissance French Language and Texts.

В. Class Tests

(1) Advanced Unseen Translation into French.

(2) Advanced Unseen Translation from French into English.

(3) Special French. Literary Studies, tested by essays during the Third Year.

(4) French Literature of 17th or 18th Century (Special Study).

(5) Oral test in French.

(b) At the end of the Fourth Year:

A. Formal Examination Papers :

(1) Modern French Literature, First Paper.

(2) Modern French Literature. Second Paper.

(3) Medieval or Renaissance French Literature.

(4) Modern or Renaissance French Language and Texts.

В. Class Test :

(1) Advanced Oral Test in French.


A course of lectures as for the Ordinary Degree, together with special tutorial classes, throughout the year.

SYLLABUS. As for the Ordinary Degree, with special stress on unseen trans- lation from and into French and on the comprehension and reading of spoken French, along with a tutorial' introduction to Old French and Romance philology.

Eooкs. (a) Recommended for preliminary reading:

Ritchie, R. L.


(Methuen.) Tilley,

A. Modern France. ( С .U. Р.)

(b) Prescribed text-books:

*Burger, H., and James, R. L.—La




d'aujourd'hui. (Meib. U.P.) Passages to be indicated in class.


H.—Nine French Poets.

(Macmillan.) (As for the Ordinary Degree.) McMillan, D. and

G.—Anthology of the Contemporary French Novel.

(Dent.) EXAMINATION. Two 3-hour papers (the first on unseen translation into Eng- lish, composition and prescribed texts; the second on modern French literature) ; tests and class work as for the Ordinary Degree, with special stress on dictation and reading.


A course of lectures and special tutorial classes weekly throughout the year, together with additional lectures.

SУ anus. (i)

French Literature of the 17th or 18th Century

(advanced treatment of the work set out for French Part II, Ordinary



Special Literary Study:

Studies in Modern Poetry.

(iii) Seminars on selected contemporary French authors.

(iv) Advanced unseen translation into English.

(v) Advanced unseen translation into French.

(vi) Spoken French.

Essay Woaк. Candidates will be required to submit essays during the year (in lieu of an Annual Examination in this section) on the Special Literary Study, and on 18th Century Literature (General and Special Study).

ORAL, WoRK. Students will present themselves for a general oral examination on Section (i) of the Syllabus.

Вooкs, (a) Recommended for preliminary reading:

As for French Part II (Ordinary Degree).

(b) Recommended for reference:

For Part (i) of the syllabus:

As for French Part II (Ordinary Degree) and French Part III (Ordinary Degree), and in addition as set out under French Part III (Honours).

EXAMINATION. There will be no formal examination at the end of the Second Year. The literature of the XVIIth or XVIIIth century and the Special Literary Study will be tested by essays during the Second Year.