English 190

Research Seminar: Medieval and Renaissance Lyric


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
9 Spring 2016 Crosson, Chad Gregory
TTh 2-3:30 204 Dwinelle

Book List

Hoffman, Richard: Middle English Lyrics; Keelan, Claudia: Truth of My Songs: Poems of the Trobairitz; Pearsall, Derek: Chaucer to Spenser: An Anthology; Waddell, Helen: Medieval Latin Lyrics; Young, David: The Poetry of Petrarch

Other Readings and Media

Course Reader

Description

From drinking songs and poems of seduction to works of religious meditation and devotion, the lyric reflects a variety of subjects and concerns.  This course serves as an extensive introduction to lyric poetry from the twelfth to the sixteenth century, from anonymous authors to Chaucer to Spenser.  We will consider what the term “lyric” means: How has it been defined?  How has that definition changed?  What happens to lyric form in the shift from the medieval to the renaissance?  We will also investigate what these poems say concerning sexuality and gender, religious faith, and subjectivity. 

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This section of English 190 satisfies the pre-1800 requirement for the English major.  

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