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Title: ENGL 219-01, Comparative Studies in Medieval Literature: Medieval Romance, Fall 2011
Authors: Haas, Judith P.
Keywords: English, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;2011 Fall
Issue Date: 25-Aug-2011
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN;12233
Abstract: This course examines medieval vernacular romances from the 12th through the 14th century, paying attention to the context of the political struggles over marriage between the church and the aristocracy in the 12th century. Topics will include the development of the Arthurian tradition and the conventions of chivalry and courtly love. While traditional gender roles abound in medieval romance, with its lance-wielding knights and ladies awaiting rescue, these narratives also provide examples of cross-dressing woman warriors and knights who require rescue from their ladies. As we read these narratives, we will pay attention to the ways in which they establish, negotiate, and sometimes subvert concepts of masculinity and femininity and challenge modern expectations about sexuality. All texts will be read in modern English translation. This course counts towards the minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor. Uploaded by Archives RSA Josephine Hill.
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