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Love, War, and a Few Monsters: An Introduction to Medieval Literature
ENGL 293
Fall 2016
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MDST 295

This course engages with a selection of French and English literature from around 1200 to 1400, with an emphasis on the popular genres of romance and epic. Our authors and works will include Marie de France's and Béroul's poems of magical and doomed love; contacts between Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Song of Roland and the Song of the Cid; and finally Chaucer's masterpiece The Canterbury Tales. Some of the topics that we will examine are the politics of chivalry and crusading, medieval views of gender and sexuality, religious controversies, and representations of the world beyond Europe.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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