English 112

: Middle English Literature

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2008 Nolan, Maura
Nolan, Maura
MWF 2-3 166 Barrows

Other Readings and Media

Burrow, J. and T. Turville-Petre: A Book of Middle English; Burrow, J.: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Borroff, M.: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Patience, Pearl : Verse Translations


This course will survey Middle English literature, excluding Chaucer, beginning with the earliest Middle English texts and ending with Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. We will focus on language, translation, and close reading to start, leading up to a broader consideration of the Middle English literary tradition and its role in the creation of English literature as we now know it. Students will have a variety of options for written work.

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