Comparative Literature | Western Literary and Intellectual Traditions to 1500
C505 | 1193 | Bondanella


The course will examine a series of substantial narrative texts
from Homer to Chaucer, the majority of which involve journeys. Emphasis
will be on social encounters, representing societies, formation of
identities, but literary interrelationships among the texts will also be
considered.

Homer: Odyssey
Apollonius: Voyage of the Argo
Vergil: Aeneid
Ovid: Metamorphoses
Statius: Theban War
Apuleius: Golden Ass
St. Augustine: Confessions
Dante: Divine Comedy
Boccaccio: Decameron
Chaucer: House of Fame; Canterbury Tales