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Miceal F Vaughan
ENGL 500
Seattle Campus

Reading Medieval Literature

Special problems involved in the study and interpretation of medieval texts, selected examples drawn from the beginnings of English literature to 1500.

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The seminar will read and discuss a variety of non-Chaucerian Middle English literature. Concentrating on some longer 14th-century works (the works of the Gawain Poet, Piers Plowman A and C), we will also look at some shorter texts of the same types and period: e.g. Winner and Waster, Parliament of the Three Ages, perhaps another Arthurian romance); depending on interest and time, we will also look at a couple of non-cycle dramatic works, like Everyman.

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Last Update by Miceal F Vaughan
Date: 01/27/2012