English 212

Readings in Middle English

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2019 Nolan, Maura
M 3-6 262 Dwinelle

Book List

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