21L.460 | Spring 2015 | Undergraduate

Medieval Literature: Love, Sex, and Marriage


1 Introductions; Getting comfortable with Middle English; some medieval songs about married life (“In Praise of Women,” “Abuse of Women”)  
2 Medieval Marriage Lyrics, (continued)  
3–4 Geoffrey Chaucer  
5 Andreas Capellanus, and Marie de France / Anonymous Paper 1 due
6 The Song of Songs, and Medieval Beguines  
7 Abelard and Heloise, and Barbara Newman  
8–9 Chrétien de Troyes  
10 Julian of Norwich  
11 Margery Kempe  
12 Geoffrey Chaucer (continued)  
13 Geoffrey Chaucer (continued) and Linda Georgianna  
14–15 Anonymous / Simon Armitage Paper 2 draft due after session 15
16 Thomas Chestre  
17 The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle  
18 Geoffrey Chaucer (continued)  
19 Dame Sirith Revision of paper 2 due
20 Geoffrey Chaucer (continued)  
21 Floris and Blanchefleur  
22–25 Student presentations  
26 Conclusion Paper 3 due

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