Medieval Literature: Defining Human Identity in Medieval European Literature

CMLT-C 321 — Fall 2022 — Themester

Days and Times
TuTh 4:45 PM–6:00 PM
Course Description

This course explores representations of individual and community identity in literature by Jewish, Muslim, and Christian authors in Europe from the 6th through 15th centuries. Readings will include works by some of the most famous medieval European authors, as well as anonymous texts like The Song of the Cid, The Romance of Silence and The Second Shepherds’ Play. We will study how teach text defines human identity or questions definitions and how these definitions relate to the text’s cultural context.

Instructor: Dr. Rosemarie McGerr