French And Italian | Medieval French Literature 2
F502 | 2358 | Prof. Emanuel Mickel


In F502 students read a number of Old French texts representing
different types of literature in the 12th and 13th centuries: Vie
de saint Alexis, Jue d'Adam, Erec et Enide, Lancelot, Conqueste de
Constantinople, selections of poetry, Roman de la Rose of
Guillaume de Lorris, etc. Half the class is devoted to discussion of
the text being read. The other half of the class is given to lecture
and discussion of historical, theoretical, aesthetic, and literary
issues pertaining to the genres and literature of the period. Students
are asked to write a term paper (15-25 pages) and to take a
comprehensive final examination.