Spring 2024

Studies in Medieval Romance Literature and Culture

Listed in: European Studies, as EUST-324  |  French, as FREN-324


Paul V. Rockwell (Section 01)


(Offered as FREN-324 and EUST-324) 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 2023 is: "The Grail, the Rose, and Dante." 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. Omitted 2023-24. Professor Rockwell.

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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Readings, Textual Analysis, Independent Research, Oral Presentations, In-class Discussions, In-class Exams.

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Arthurian Romances Publisher & Copyright: Chréten de Troyes, trans. Owen Comment: Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


Other years: Offered in Spring 2014, Spring 2017, Spring 2020, Spring 2023