Literature of the Middle Ages

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Note: This course is not available for the current semester.

Course No: ENGL.3510; Last Offered: Spring 2013;

Course Description

This course will examine a variety of medieval genres: epic, chanson de geste, romance, fable, lyric, and drama. We will analyze the circumstances under which the works were produced (orally and in manuscript) and imagine how they may have been read by men and women in their day. Texts are selected from the courtly pursuits of the aristocrats and from the popular, religious rituals and writings of the rising merchant class. We will also give some attention to medievalism, that is , how the middle ages have been perceived and transformed by contemporary cultures.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites: ENGL.1010/1020 pre-req
  • Special Notes:
  • Credits: 3;

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