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From Cloister to Court: Radical Women in the Middle Ages
ENGL 210
Spring 2008 not offered
Crosslisting: MDST 216, FGSS 214

This course surveys texts written by and for medieval women, from religious narratives and spiritual revelations to court poetry and political commentaries. We will focus not only on women's authorial voices, but the ways in which women were constructed as characters and narrators by men and the way that men wrote for women. Because England in the Middle Ages was not an isolated space - either geographically or intellectually - readings for this course will include Continental texts that were read in medieval England as well as works by English authors. Throughout the course we will be examining the various social, political, and religious issues in medieval England that inform the representations of women in these texts.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on APR-16-2024
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