Knights, Fools, and Lovers: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance French Culture|
Spring 2022 not offered
|Course Cluster and Certificates: 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 various forms of short fiction and poetry from the French Middle Ages and the Renaissance (12th-16th centuries). We will focus on the representations of human relations, above all romantic relations and their inherent conflicts of power, in these works. 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: (ARHA)(CGST-MN)(COL)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(RMST)
Marie de France, LAIS; LE ROMAN DE RENART; selected FABLIAUX; Marguerite de Navarre, HEPTAMERON; 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, François Villon, Louise Labé, Joachim du Bellay, Pierre Ronsard.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Frequent short written assignments.
|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. 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 class the first day.
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