Love, War, and a Few Monsters: An Introduction to Medieval Literature|
Spring 2019 not offered
This course engages with a selection of French and English literature from ca. 1200 to 1400, with an emphasis on the popular genres of romance and epic. Our authors and works will include Marie de France's and Béroul's poems of magical and doomed love; contacts between Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Song of Roland and the Song of the Cid; and finally Chaucer's masterpiece The Canterbury Tales. The topics that we will examine include the politics of chivalry and crusading, medieval views of gender and sexuality, religious controversies, and representations of the world beyond Europe.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Brit Lit)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
Andreas Capellanus, THE ART OF COURTLY LOVE
Chrétien de Troyes, ARTHURIAN ROMANCES
THE SONG OF ROLAND
ROMANCE OF SILENCE
Dante, THE DIVINE COMEDY
Chaucer, CANTERBURY TALES
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly response papers; 2 formal essays (one 5-6pp, one 8-10pp)
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course meets the Literary History I requirement of the English major.