A course of two or more lectures weekly throughout the year. Lectures will be given in 1961 and thereafter in alternate years.
SYLLAВus. (i) Studies in Old French Literature. The course in 1961 will in- dude an introductory survey of the earliest Old French texts, with special reference to the Séquence
desainte Eulalie, the
Vie de saintLéger and the
Vie de saint Alexis,and a close study of the Old French epic, with special reference to the
Chanson de Roland,the principal epic cycles, their origins and formation. (Pres- cribed extracts from these texts will be provided by the Department of French.) (ii) From Philology to Linguistics. Alphabetic and ideographic systems of writing, and their consequences, with special reference to Chinese. Homonymic conflicts, ailments of language and remedies. Linguistic geography. Dialects, patois, and regional varieties of French. Onomasiology. Detailed study of dialectical texts.
Boos. (a) Recommended for preliminary reading:
Sťurtevant, E. An Introdučtion to Linguistic Science. (New Haven, 1950.) Dauzat, A.—Les patois. (Delagrave.)
Dauzat, A.--La géographie linguistique. (Flammarion.)
Orr, J.—Words and Sounds in English and French. .
(b) Prescribed text-books :
Dialectal texts, to be provided by the Department.
(c) Recommended for reference:
Wartburg, W. von-Problèmes et méthodes de la linguistique. (Presses Universitaires de France.)
Pop, S.—La dialectologie, 2 vols. (Univ. de Louvain.)
Gilliéron, J., and Edmont, E.—Atlas Linguistique de la France. (Champion.) Haust, J., and Remade, L.—Atlas Linguistique de la Wallonie. (Vaillant-
Remade, L. Le problème de "ancien wallon. (Université de Liège.) Buck, C. D.--A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-
European Languages. (Univ. of Chicago Press.) Karlgren, В.—Sound and Sýmbol in Chinese. (0.U.P.) Grammont, M.—Traité de phonétique. (Delagrave.)
Damourette, J., and Pichon, E.—Essai de grammaire de la langue française 7 vols. (D'Artrey.)
BACKGROUND Coursa. As for French Language and Literature Part I.
G. SCHOOL OF GERMANIC LANGUAGES
1. The course for the Degree with Honours in the School of Germanic Languages comprises the following subjects:
Course A or Course B
German Parts I. II, III, IV Dutch Parts I, II, III, IV .
Dutch Parts I, II German Parts I, II Advanced Middle High German Advanced Middle Dutch Germanic Philology Germanic Philology
or Course C
German Parts I, II, III*, IV* .
Dutch Parts I, II, III*, IV*
in accordance with the details set out below. A candidate in the School of Germanic Languages must take one of these three courses, and two additional subjects taken from the Course for the Ordinary Degree or the Degree with Honours.
2. In the First Year, candidates in the Honour School should take the Honour
Courses in German Part I and Dutch Part I, together with one additional subject Admission to the higher years of the course is conditional upon satisfactory per formance in this First Year, and students must be approved by the Faculty of Arts as candidates foi the Degree with Honours before entering the Second Year of the Honour School. The Head of the Department of Germanic Languages will normally recommend such approval for candidates who have gained at least Second Class Honours in German Part I and Dutch Part I. Other candidates who wish to continue in the Honour School should interview the Head of the Depart- ment of Germanic Languages, who will be guided in his recommendations 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 German Part I and Dutch Part I, may, with the permission of the Faculty, enter the Honour School. Such a student must make
* Students must take Advanced Middle High German or. Advanced Middle Dutch
Germanic Philology. .
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 Second Year, candidates will take the Honour course in German Part II and Dutch Part II, together with the remaining additional subject.
Students taking Course A will be examined at the Annual Examination at the end of the Second Year in Dutch Part II only, and those taking Course В in German Part II only. Other subjects will be tested in class.
For students taking Course C there will be no formal examination in German Part II or Dutch Part II at the end of the Second Year, but class tests in con- versation and translation from and into the respective languages will be given, together with prescribed essays on literature.
4. In their Third Year, candidates in Courses A and В will take the Honour Courses in German or Dutch Part III and in addition Advanced Middle High German or Middle Dutch ; candidates in Course C will take the Honour Courses in German Part III and Dutch Part III, omitting the special Literary Study.
The Final Examination will be held in two parts, Part I at the end of the Third Year, and Part II at the end of the Fourth Year, and will comprise the following papers:
Final Honours Part I at the end of Third Year
Course A Course В
Unseen German Translation. (1) Unseen Dutch Translation.
German Essay. (2) Dutch Essay.
History of Modern German (3) Modern Dutch Literature.
tAdvanced Middle High Ger- (41 tAdvanced Middle Dutch Lan- man Language and Literature. gnage and Literature.
A special literary study. Exam- (5) A special literary study. Exam- ination by essay and viva voce. ination by essay and viva voce.
(1) Advanced Unseen German Translation and style appreciation.
(2) Essay in German.
(3) History of German Literature.
(4) tAdvanced Middle High German Language and Literature.*
(5) Unseen Dutch Translation.
(6) Dutch Essay.
(7) History of Dutch Literature.
(8) tAdvanced Middle Dutch Language and Literature.* . Final Honours Part II at the епд of Fourth Year—
(1) Special German subject, to be (1) Special Dutch subject, to be defined each year; examina- defined each year; examina- tion by essay and viva voce. tinn by essay and viva voce.
(2) German Texts for Critical (2) Dutch Texts for Critical Study.
(3) fGermanic Philology. (3) tGermanic Philology.
Course C (1) German Texts for Critical Study.
(2) Dutch Texts for Critical Study.
(3) fGermanic Philology.*
(4) Special German or Dutch Subject, as under Courses A and В.
A thesis in German or Dutch based on independent work during the preceding eight months will be submitted before the end of the third term on a subject approved by the Heads of the German and Dutch sections of the School of Germanic Languages.
Viva voce examinations will be held at the end of each year.,
• Students must take Advanced Middle High German or Advanced Middle Dutch or
t Theac courses will be available in alternate years.
GERMAN PART I
A course of five lectures per week, with tutorial classes, throughout the
Svuлвus. As for the Ordinary Degree, together with a course on some aspects of the German classical drama from Lessing to Kleist.
Booкs. Aś for the Ordinary Degree, together with the following prescribed text-books:
Lessing, G. E.-Nathan der Weise. (1779.) (Ed. Primer, Harrap, or any other edition.)
Lessing, G. E.-Die Erziehung des Menschengeschlechts. (1780.) (Issued by the Department of Germanic Languages.)
Goethe.—Iphigenie auf Tauris. (1787.) (Ed. Jenkins, Nelson, 1958.)
Schiller.—Wilhelm Tell. (1804.) (Еd. Garland, Harrap, 1950, or any other edition.)
Kleist, H. von—Prinz Friedrich von Homburg. (1810.) (Ед. Samuer Harrap, 1957.)
Euripides—Alcestis, Iphigenia in Taurů,
etc.(Penguin.) Additional reference books:
Thomas, R. H.—The Classical Ideal in German Literature, 1775-1805. Al Introduction and Anthology. (Bowes & Bowes, Cambridge, 1939.) Garland, H. В.—Lessing, the Founder of Modern German Literature. (Bowes
& Bowes, 1949.)
Fairley, B.—A Study of Goethe. (O.U.P., 1948.) Trevelyan, H.—Goethe and the Greeks. (С.U.P., 1941.) Berger, K.—Schiller, 2 vols. (Beck, Munchen, 1914.) Stahl, E. L.—Schiller's Dramas. (O.U.P., 1954.)
March, R.-Heinrich von Kleist. (Bowes & Bowes, Cambridge, 1954.) Stahl, E. L.—Heinrich von Kleist's Dramas. (O.U.P., 1948.)
EXAMINATION. Three 3-hour papers (the first and second as for the Ordinary Degree, the third on the additional authors prescribed for Honours) ; oral test of fifteen minutes.
GERMAN PART II
A course of five lectures per week, with tutorial classes, throughout the year.
Svuлaus. As for the Ordinary Degree, together with the study of Middle High German texts.
Booкs. As for the Ordinary Degree, together with the following prescribed text-book:
*Bachmann, A.—Mïttelhochdeutsches Lesebuch. (Any edition.) In addition the following books are recommended for reference:
Golther, W. Die deutsche Literatur im Mittelalter; 800-1500. (Metzler, Stutt- gart, 1912 or later edition.)
De Boor, H. Die hõfische. Lsteratur: Vorbereitung, Bliite, Ausklang, 1170- 1250. (Beck, München, 1953.)
Schneider, H. Heldendichtung. Geistlichendichtung, Ritterdichtung. (Winter, 1943.)
ЕхАВпNАТгox. There will be no formal examination at the end of the Second Year. Class tests will be given in unseen translation,. literature and Middle High German. Oral test of thirty minutes. Students taking Course B will have to sit for the Annual Examination in German Part II (Pass).
GERMAN PART III
(SCHOOL OF GERMANIC LANGUAGES, COURSES A AND C) A course of seven lectures per week together with tutorial assistance through- out the year.
Sуwoms. (i) Study of selected works illustrative of German literature from the middle of the nineteenth century.
(ii) A course of lectures on the background of modern Germany from 1871.
(iii) A study of the German novel from 1796 to the present.
(iv) A course of lectures on the History of German Literature which in 1961 will cover the period up to 1770..
(v) Advanced linguistic studies.
(vi) Special literary study. (Subject for 1961:
The Drama of F. Wedekind and Bertoldt Brecht.)
(vii) Advanced Middle High German. (See below).
For prescribed text and reference books see German Part III Pass. For above (vi) material and bibliography will be provided by the lecturer in the subject.
Preliminary Final Examination.Four 3-hour papers (the first three as for the Ordinary Degree, the fourth on Advanced Middle High German) ; the special literary study will be examined by essays during the year; oral test of 30 minutes.
Candidates are required to prepare under the lecturer's guidance for their major essay which forms part of the Final Examinations of the School.