MEDVL 6125

MEDVL 6125

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This seminar will sample from the works of a series of poets who were major contributors to a "cult of personality" that can be seen developing from the later fourteenth century through the Renaissance: from the origins of "lives" of literary makers to Chaucer, Gower, Hoccleve, Lydgate, Charles d'Orleans, Wyatt, Sidney, and Ben Jonson.  How were these self-portrayals assisted by readers and followers?  How did such a focus affect the idea of "literature" in general, and "English literature" in particular?  What can current ideas about life writing contribute to our understanding of this pivotal span in literary history?  Two small papers and a longer one; ongoing presentations and other inquiries.

When Offered Fall.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 4125ENGL 6125MEDVL 4125

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17146 MEDVL 6125   SEM 101