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Winter 2020/2021

BA Advanced Module "Medieval Studies": Plenum + Übung
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.

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