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Title: ENGL 219, Comparative Studies in Medieval Literature, Fall 2014
Authors: Garner, Lori
Keywords: English, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;2014 Fall;Student research
Issue Date: 27-Aug-2014
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN 15683;
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. We will begin by entering the realm of Arthurian romance as portrayed in Chrétien de Troyes’ Yvain and the Middle English Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Next, we will follow the adventures of dragon-slaying Germanic heroes in the Old Norse Saga of the Volsungs and the Middle High German Nibelungenlied. A third unit will involve the study of medieval collections of tales such as the Anglo-Norman Lais of Marie de France and the medieval Welsh Mabinogi. The various themes explored throughout the semester will be tied together in a final unit examining medieval lyric and song across the medieval world. All texts will be read in 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. Prerequisites: FYWS 151 or permission from instructor.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Office of Academic by the course instructor. Uploaded by Lorie Yearwood.
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