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Mystics and Militants: Medieval Women Writers
ENGL 232
Spring 2015 not offered
Crosslisting: MDST 238, FGSS 224

In this class we will read a wide range of works written by European women between c. 1100-1500, including courtly, religious, and polemical texts. The course will explore ideologies of gender in the Middle Ages and early modern period and examine the ways in which our authors confronted the misogynist discourses of their eras with learning and imagination. We will consider such topics as constructions of sexuality and the body, "courtly love," mystical experience, heresy, humanism, utopian realms. In short, we'll read works by women who created their own forms of authority and in doing so, both influenced and defied the authorities of their time.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)(FGSS)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)

Last Updated on AUG-01-2021
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