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Winter 2018/2019

BA 2. Jahr: Medieval Studies: Plenum + Übung
Fr 12-13
Fr 14-16
Di 14-16
This module (Plenum + Übung) is intended to introduce students to medieval literature - we will study major English works, in the original language and in translation, from Beowulf to the late Middle Ages.
Students will become familiar with interpretive strategies and will examine the course texts in relation to the cultural and historical circumstances of composition.

BA 3. Jahr (Übung): History of the English Language and Medieval Literature
Thu 14-16

Our focus will be on manuscripts, tools & resources and writing scholary papers.


Previous BA and MA classes taught (examples):

  • Introduction to Middle English
  • Love, Marriage and Women in Middle English literature
  • Arrivals and departures: Early English literature
  • Religious literature of the Middle Ages
  • Medieval Literature, Manuscripts and Writing
  • Voices from the „Dark Ages“
  • Love, Libel, Lechery
  • Research Trends in Medieval Studies
  • The Canterbury Tales
  • Monsters, Monks and Mysteries
  • Dragons and Dreams
  • Orality and Literarcy
  • Medieval Scottish Language and Literature
  • Reading Food: Recipes, Feasts and Nutrition in the Middle Ages
  • Introduction to Old English