Fall 2012 Undergraduate English Courses: Medieval

350:422 Seminar: Topics in Medieval Literature and Culture

01  MTH3  CAC  15656  NOVACICH  SC-207

01-Medieval Cosmos
This course examines how medieval writers constructed and pondered their own world and other worlds, including hell, paradise, and geographies less easily categorized. We will read across a range of genres, including mystery plays, alliterative poetry, and dream visions; consider important iconography; and become familiar with medieval writers such as the Pearl Poet and Chaucer. Readings, when possible, will be in Middle English. There will be an emphasis on research skills and methods, and a series of short written assignments will culminate in a final research paper.