15 Mar 2011

Woruldhord

Submitted by Karl Hagen
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For those interested in Old English or Anglo-Saxon culture, a fantastic resource has just been released: the Woruldhord Project. There is a lot of interesting stuff there, especially if you're teaching Old English. I found the Oxford English Faculty Exam papers particularly interesting. They illustrate the rigorous philological focus that once was the norm in the field but which now has been supplanted by other concerns. Don't get me wrong, I think a broader focus is a good thing. The Old Philology could be incredibly stifling. Still, I wonder how many professional Anglo-Saxonists could pass one of these exams. (Via Unlocked Wordhord)