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Title: ENGL 219-01, Comparative Studies in Medieval Literature, Spring 2013
Authors: Garner, Lori
Keywords: English, Department of;Syllabus;Text;Curriculum;2013 Spring
Issue Date: 9-Jan-2013
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN;23279
Abstract: This course offers an introduction to the cultural variety of the Western European Middle Ages through a series of paired medieval texts representing diverse genres and cultural traditions. Following a brief foray into medieval lyric verse, we will begin our in-depth study with the adventures of dragon-slaying Germanic heroes in the Old Norse Saga of the Volsungs and the Middle High German Nibelungenlied. Next, we will enter the realm of Arthurian romance as portrayed in Chrétien de Troyes’ Yvain and the Middle English Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Our third and final unit will involve the study of medieval story collections, including the Anglo-Norman Lais of Marie de France and the medieval Welsh Mabinogi. All texts will be read in modern English translation. In addition to its function as a comparative survey of medieval literature, English 219 is designed to develop and strengthen skills in reading, writing, and critical analysis. To this end, course requirements will also include close reading of numerous secondary sources and a substantial amount of formal and informal writing. Prerequisite: English 151 or permission from the instructor. F2i, F4.
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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