Knights, Fools, and Lovers: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance French Culture|
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
The study of history and past literature provides intellectual, psychological and emotional resources that make one more resilient in adapting to new circumstances, enable one to see new possibilities of being-in-the-world, and provide new capacities for self-understanding. A knowledge of the European past, moreover, can be an advantage for people seeking to study, live, or work in Europe. This course will help students develop those resources and knowledge through a study of medieval chivalry, the Renaissance carnival, and medieval and Renaissance poetry. We will read both literary and historical works written from the 12th to the 16th centuries as well as modern historical works about this period. We will also view a couple of historical films in order to develop our visual imagination.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Bernard de Clairvaux, ELOGE DE LA NOUVELLE CHEVALERIE ; Chrétien de Troyes, LE CONTE DU GRAIL ; Raymond Lulle, LIVRE DE L'ORDRE DE CHEVALERIE ; Georges Duby, LES 'JEUNES' DANS LA SOCIÉTÉ ARISTOCRATIQUE DANS LA FRANCE AU XIIE SIÉCLE ; Georges Duby, GUILLAUME LE MARÉCHAL ; Christian et Marie-Claire Betholet, LE CARNAVAL DE SAINT-DIDIER-LA-SÉAUVE ; Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, LE CARNAVAL DE ROMANS ; Rabelais, GARGANTUA ; Natalie Zemon Davis, THE REASONS OF MISRULE ; Mikkail Bakhtine, L'OEUVRE DE FRANÇOIS RABELAIS ET LA CULTURE POPULAIRE AU MOYEN AGE ET SOUS LA RENAISSANCE ; Umberto Eco, THE FRAMES OF COMIC FREEDOM ; poems by Guillaume IX, Marcabru, Jaufré Rudel, Bernard de Ventadour, Bertrand de Born, Azalais de Porcairagues, Comtesse de Die, Garsenda, Na Castelosa, Chrétien de Troyes, Le Châtelain de Coucy, Gace Brulé, Jean Bodel, Colin Muset, Rutebeuf, Christine de Pizan, Charles d¿Orléans, Villon, Labé, Du Bellay, Ronsard
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
While any student who has completed FREN215 with a minimum grade of B or has placed out of FREN215 through the placement test may sign up for this course, it is an introductory course intended for students who have just completed 215 or not taken more than one course in French beyond 215 and not yet studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Students who are not admitted to the course through pre-registration are strongly encouraged to submit an enrollment request and attend the class the first day.
|Instructor(s): Rider,Jeff Times: .M.W.F. 10:50AM-11:40AM; Location: ALLB004; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 6||SO: 10||FR: 2|