College Of Arts And Sciences | A Question of Love
E103 | 0067 | Mickel, E


In this course, we shall explore our understanding of the various
emotions and relationships we cover by the word love.  As a basis for
understanding the different aspects of love in human relationships as
represented in western tradition, we shall read and analyze an
anthology of fundamental passages from several classical and medieval
works, ranging from Plato and the Bible to Ovid and the "Romance of
the Rose."  We shall use our discussion of these texts to analyze the
representations of love in two medieval romances, Chretien's "Erec
and Enide" and Gottfried's "Tristan," one seventeenth and one
eighteenth century French novel, "The Princess of Cleves" and
Dangerous Liaisons, an English novel of  Jane Susten, Sense and
Sensibility.