21L.460 Medieval Literature


Class Info

Covers readings in European literature between the years 800 and 1500, with particular focus on the English and French literary traditions. Addresses themes such as the complex relationship between love and war; the differences between the medieval and modern understandings of character, psychology, and authorship; and the particular role of women (as both characters and authors) in the Middle Ages. May be repeated for credit with instructor's permission when subject content differs; previous topics include Arthurian legends and Geoffrey Chaucer. Approved for credit in Women's and Gender Studies when content meets the requirements for subjects in that program. Enrollment limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

21L.460 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by A. Bahr.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 21L.460 was rated 6.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Medieval Literature: Medieval Women Writers site or on the 21L.460 Stellar site.

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Medieval Literature: Medieval Women Writers
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