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Academic Year 2005/2006
From Cloister to Court: Radical Women in the Middle Ages
ENGL 210 SP
This course surveys texts written by and for medieval women, from religious narratives and spiritual revelations to court poetry and political commentaries. We will focus not only on women's authorial voices, but the
in which women were constructed as characters and narrators by men, and the way that men wrote for women. Because England in the Middle Ages was not an isolated space - either geographically or intellectually - readings
for this course will include continental texts that were read in medieval England as well as works by English authors. Throughout the course we will be examining the various social, political and religious issues in
England that inform the representations of women in these texts.
Readings will span the twelfth through the fifteenth centuries and will include selections from Christine de Pisan's works, some Lais of Marie de France, THE BOOK OF MARGERY KEMPE, Julian of Norwich's Showings, the lives
of Sts. Margaret of Antioch and
Katherine of Alexandria, some female Troubadour poets, Chaucer's WIFE OF BATH'S TALE and THE PRIORESS'S TALE and Thomas Hoccleve's THE TALE OF JERESLAUS' WIFE and THE TALE OF JONATHAS.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
This course meets the English Department's Pre-1800 requirement.
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- Instructor(s): Vines,Amy Noelle
- Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK302;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 25)
- SR. major: 10 Jr. major: 15
- SR. non-major: 0 Jr. non-major: 0 SO: 0 FR: X
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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