Guest Post, Images, Outreach

The Nibelungenlied, or Making a Medievalist

Every year, the Oxford German Network runs a series of reading groups for local secondary schools. Yesterday I led the first of the sessions – in at the deep end with some Middle High German in the form of the Nibelungenlied. The groups will continue for the next three weeks. Kafka is up next. In preparation for my session, I wrote a guest post for the OGN’s blog, which you can find by following the link below:

Uns ist in alten mæren wunders vil geseit
von heleden lobebæren, von grôzer arebeit,
von fröuden, hôchgezîten, von weinen und von klagen,
von küender recken strîten muget ir nu wunder hœren sagen

Source: The Nibelungenlied, or Making a Medievalist

(Siegfried’s murder, as shown in Manuscript K (1480-1490))