MEDVL 2082

MEDVL 2082

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

The Middle Ages are usually imagined as a time of manly men and feminine women: no room for gender ambiguity in Conan the Barbarian! Yet gender, then as now, was in fact unstable, multiple, and above all, constructed. This course explores the different ways masculinity was understood, manufactured, and manipulated in northern Europe – primarily early Ireland, England, and Scandinavia – using a variety of literary, legal, historical, archaeological, and artistic sources. Students will gain new perspectives on both gender and sex, on the one hand, and the history of medieval Europe, on the other.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FGSS 2082HIST 2082

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17231MEDVL 2082  SEM 101