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Medieval Studies Summer Courses

LATN 5090 R11 - Latin for Reading
Session I, May 28-June 27, 2019
Rose Hill: MW, 1-4 p.m.

Graduate course. This course is designed to offer graduate students a reading knowledge of Latin. No prior instruction in Latin is necessary. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN:  10292
Instructor: McGowan
0 credits


LATN 5093 R21 - Ecclesiastical Latin
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill: MW, 1-4 p.m.

Graduate course. Study of the grammatical structure, form, and vocabulary of Christian Latin, focusing on the Bible, the Church, and Medieval authors. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN:  10305
Instructor: McGowan
3 credits

 


MVST 5310 - Chivalric Romance
Session I, May 28-June 27, 2019
Rose Hill: TTh, 4-7 p.m.

Graduate course. This seminar will look at the genre of the chivalric romance at the intersection of different vernacular traditions and genres. What happens to Chretien de Troyes' classics when they are adapted to the language and culture of another country? And how does the romance relate to the chanson de geste, the saint's life, the lai, or the fabliau? What if the protagonist is not a knight but rather a woman? Or a peasant? A Saracen? A pope? Or a combination of some of the above? The goal of this seminar will be to provide an overview of the wide range of romance themes and adaptations in Europe, including their reception to the present day. Students are expected to read and a well-annotated Middle English romance in the original. All other texts can be prepared in translation, while some of the class time will be dedicated to closely reading some crucial passages in the original Latin, Old French, and Middle High German. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN:  10321
Instructor: Staff
4 credits