University of Guelph 1998-1999 Undergraduate Calendar

Course Description

37-356 Emergent Literary Forms W(3-0) [0.50]

This course will introduce students to a range of medieval writing practices including manuscript culture, oral culture, early drama, literatures in translation, early lyric, and so forth. Its focus will be on the transition from oral to written literatures by way of emergent literary forms in English and other languages. The texts to be studied will be chosen from a corpus that includes the following: Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain, the Lais of Marie de France, Chretien de Troyes, Layamon's Brut, the Mabinogion, Harald's Saga, the Chanson de Roland, extracts from saints' lives, miracle stories, play cycles, and others. Reading-intensive course. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: 37-106 or 37-120.
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