Lancelot, Guinevere, and Grail: Enigma in the Romances of Chretien de Troyes|
Chretien de Troyes, the greatest writer of medieval France, was the first to tell the stories of Lancelot and Guinevere's fatal passion and of the quest for the Holy Grail. Written at the height of the Renaissance of the 12th century, his Arthurian tales became the basis for all future retellings of the legend. We will read these tales in-depth, paying particular attention to their enigmatic quality.
Intercultural Literacy, Writing
Since this is a survey course, we will examine closely various forms of writings and reflect on our own practice of writing. Looking into "correspondances" between cultural and literary movements and the political/social context.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA)(CGST-MN)(COL)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Chretein de Troyes, EREC ET ENIDE, CLIGES, LE CHEVALIER AU LION, LE CHEVALIER DE LA CHARRETTE, LE CONTE DU GRAAL
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Several short papers which students will revise.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is an upper-level course intended for students who have completed two French courses numbered between 220 and 299, or who have studied abroad in a French-speaking country for at least a semester.
|Instructor(s): Rider,Jeff Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK305; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 10||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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