ENGL 33800 Medieval Literature

GE-Human Culture: Literature Historically, the medieval period spans from the Fall of the Roman Empire to approximately the year 1500—that’s over a thousand years of human societies around the world, creating and leaving behind artifacts for us to discover and learn from! In this course you will explore this period in many ways, such as surveying specific medieval literatures, focusing on a set of authors, theme, or literary genre, or by approaching medieval literature through a theoretical lens like race and gender. This course will challenge you to read medieval texts in their socio-historical and political contexts, with attention to what they can reveal to us about the civilizations that produced them, and also, what they can reveal to us about ourselves in our own time.




ENGL 17000 with a C or better.