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LITS 0150 Medieval Romance

The core of this examination of medieval romance literature focuses on canonical Middle English texts, metrical romances and the work of Malory. These are studied alongside major works in the European tradition, such as Old French and Middle High German Arthurian romances, in order to achieve the broadest possible coverage of the subject and its suggestive interrelations.

Sample Syllabus:

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • Chrétien de Troyes, Arthurian Romances
  • Hartmann von Aue, selections
  • Gottfried von Strassburg, selections
  • Thomas Malory Morte Darthur

 Introductory Reading:

  • Krueger, Roberta L., ed., The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Romance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000
  • Pearsall, D., Arthurian Romance: A Short Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003
  • Purdie, R. and M. Cichon, eds, Medieval Romance, Medieval Contexts. Woodbridge: Brewer, 2011
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