Spring 2017 Studies in Medieval Romance Literature and Culture
French, as FREN-324
Formerly listed as: FREN-24
Course (Login required) Faculty Paul V. Rockwell (Section 01) Description
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.
Keywords Languages Other Than English
Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English Course times and locations FREN 324 - L/D Section 01 M 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM FAYE 113 W 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM FAYE 113 F 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM FAYE 113 Textbooks
Below are the textbooks used in this course, along with pricing information and availability at local bookstores. The price range shown is based upon queries to multiple online booksellers; roll your mouse over the price field to see detailed pricing information.
ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
9780140442205 The quest of the Holy Grail Baltimore, Penguin Books [1970, c1969] Translated with an introd. by P. M. Matarasso Amherst Books TBD
9780140449471 La vita nuova London : Penguin, 2004. Dante; translated with an introduction by Barbara Reynolds Amherst Books $4.42-$12.00
9780199540679 The Romance of the Rose Oxford University Press Guillaume de Lorris, Jean de Meun, Frances Horgan (Editor) Amherst Books $9.13-$16.95
9780460873895 Arthurian romances London : J.M. Dent ; c1993. Chr�tien de Troyes; translated with an introduction and notes by D. D. R. Owen Amherst Books $15.95
9780553212044 Paradiso New York : Bantam Classics [Imprint] Jan. 1986 Dante, trans. Mandelbaum Amherst Books $6.95
9780553213393 The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri New York, NY : Bantam Books, 1982, c1981. a verse translation with an introduction by Allen Mandelbaum; notes by Allen Mandelbaum and Gabriel Marruzzo with Laury Magnus; drawings by Barry Moser Amherst Books $6.95
9780553213447 The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri New York : Bantam Books, 1984, c1982. a verse translation with an introduction by Allen Mandelbaum; notes by Laury Magnus... [et al.]; drawings by Barry Moser Amherst Books $6.95
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