Spring 2017

Studies in Medieval Romance Literature and Culture

Listed in: French, as FREN-324

Formerly listed as: FREN-24

Moodle site: Course


Paul V. Rockwell (Section 01)


The study of a major author, literary problem, or question from the medieval period with a particular focus announced each time the course is offered. The topic for spring 2017 is: "Dante and the French."  We will study the social, philosophical, poetic and institutional currents that contribute to the emergence of allegorical texts in the period between the twelfth and the late-fourteenth centuries.  Readings include the Quest for the Holy Grail and works by Chrétien de Troyes, Guillaume de Lorris, Jean de Meung, Dante Alighieri, and Marie de France. All readings will be done in English translation. Conducted in English. 

Spring semester.  Professor Rockwell.


Languages Other Than English, Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English


2020-21: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Spring 2011, Spring 2014, Spring 2017, Spring 2020