College Of Arts And Sciences | A Question of Love
E103 | 0053 | Mickel, E.


In the topics course, "A Question of Love," 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.