Spring 2011

Studies in Medieval Romance Literature and Culture

Listed in: French, as FREN-24


Paul V. Rockwell (Section 01)


The study of a major author, literary problem, or question from the medieval period with a particular focus announced each time the course is offered. The topic for spring 2011 is: "The Allegorical Impulse."  We will study the social, philosophical, poetic and institutional currents that contribute to the emergence of allegorical texts in the period between the twelfth and the late-fourteenth centuries.  Readings will include the Quest for the Holy Grail and works by Chrétien de Troyes, Guillaume de Lorris, Jean de Meung, Dante Alighieri, and Guillaume de Machaut.  All readings will be done in English translation.  Conducted in English.

Spring semester. Professor Rockwell.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Spring 2011, Spring 2014, Spring 2017, Spring 2020