Lancelot, Guinevere, Grail: Enigma in the Romances of Chretien de Troyes|
Spring 2021 not offered
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.
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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)
Andrea Capellanus, THE ART OF COURTLY LOVE; Beroul, LE ROMAN DE TRISTAN ET D'YSEUT; Chretien de Troyes, EREC ET ENIDE, CLIGES, LE CHEVALIER AU LION, LE CHEVALIER DE LA CHARRETTE, LE CONTE DU GRAAL; Marie de France, LANVAL, CHIEVREFOIL; Wace, LE ROMAN DE BRUT; LE ROMAN D'ENEAS.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Several short papers which students will revise.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
While any student who has completed FREN 215 (with a minimum grade of B) or has placed out of FREN 215 through the placement test may sign up for this course, it is an advanced course intended for students who have already taken two courses in French beyond FREN 215 or already studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Readings, written assignments, and class discussions will be in French. Only COL students may take this course CR/U. All others must take it for a letter grade. Students who are not admitted to the course through pre-registration are strongly encouraged to submit an enrollment request and attend the first class.
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