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ENG 342 Medieval Literature

Credits: 3

A survey of the scholarly, saucy, and salacious English literature of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, when English became a recognized language of literary expression and exploration. This course will examine some of the major works that emerged from this period, including Arthurian legends, Pearl, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Piers Plowman, as well as key genres such as romances and devotional writings: exploring both what “literature” meant to writers in late medieval England, and also what it meant to be writing in English at the time.