French and Italian | MEDIEVAL FRENCH LITERATURE 2
F502 | 24431 | Mickel, Emanuel J


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.