Medieval Studies (MEDVL)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

MEDVL 1101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Life and Dying in the Middle Ages

  • 18591 MEDVL 1101   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Mind and Soul in the Middle Ages

  • 18592 MEDVL 1101   SEM 102

    • TR Uris Hall 260
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Di Palo, F

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Details in Dress-Reading Mdvl Clothing

  • 18593 MEDVL 1101   SEM 103

    • TR Uris Hall 301
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Gall, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

MEDVL 2170

This course explores major texts and themes of the Hispanic tradition from the 11th to the 17th centuries. We will examine general questions on literary analysis and the relationship between literature ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LATA 2170SPAN 2170

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4906 MEDVL 2170   SEM 101

    • MWF Uris Hall 312
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Vazquez Rodriguez, H

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisites: SPAN 2095 or CASE Q++, or permission of instructor. Conducted in Spanish. This is a core course for the major.

MEDVL 2770

This course explores the role of gender and sexuality in shaping the lives of Muslims past and present. Through a close examination of ethnographies, intellectual histories, and religious treatises, we ... view course details

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  • 17068 MEDVL 2770   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 3120

Beowulf has received renewed attention in popular culture, thanks to the production of recent movies and riveting new translations. The poem's popular appeal lies in its complex depictions of monsters, ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3120ENGL 6120MEDVL 6120

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4903 MEDVL 3120   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 3316

Old Norse is a collective term for the earliest North Germanic literary languages: Old Icelandic, Old Norwegian, Old Danish, and Old Swedish. The richly documented Old Icelandic is the center of attention, ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 3316

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17507 MEDVL 3316   LEC 001

    • MWF McGraw Hall 365
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Brjansdottir, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 3775

This course will introduce students to the relationship between modern fantasy fiction and the Middle Ages. What kind of world is the world of quests and secret love affairs, swords and sorcery? We'll ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FREN 3775

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18346 MEDVL 3775   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 3888

This course explores the interactions between Jews, Christians, and other religious groups in late antiquity, especially in Sasanian Persia circa the first through seventh century C.E. Students pay particular ... view course details

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  • 19517 MEDVL 3888   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 4002

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  4889 MEDVL 4002   SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • MacDonald, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 4103

The Survey is designed to introduce participants to characteristic genres and discourses of Medieval Latin. The traditional focus is prose style and its implications for audience and genre from classical ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LATIN 4213LATIN 7213MEDVL 6103

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16969 MEDVL 4103   SEM 101

    • F Uris Hall 301
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Hicks, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 4351

Topic Spring 23: Portraiture. view course details

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  • Topic: Portraiture

  •  6931 MEDVL 4351   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 4540

Moses Maimonides who was born in Cordoba (1138), moved to Fez as a youth and died in Cairo (1204) is regarded by Jewish, Islamic, and Christian tradition alike as the most important Jewish religious ... view course details

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  • 17198 MEDVL 4540   SEM 101

    • W Sibley Hall 318
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 4557

How and why do landscapes come to inspire the religious imagination? And why do religious practices, rituals, traditions, and beliefs take place in particular landscapes? This seminar treats these questions ... view course details

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  • 17126 MEDVL 4557   SEM 101

    • M White Hall B14
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 4858

This course examines the role of temples and their sculptural programs in South and Southeast Asia as creative stimuli for performative reenactments. Choreographic encounters between imagination and memory ... view course details

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  • 17661 MEDVL 4858   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  4890 MEDVL 6020   SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • MacDonald, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 6103

The Survey is designed to introduce participants to characteristic genres and discourses of Medieval Latin. The traditional focus is prose style and its implications for audience and genre from classical ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LATIN 4213LATIN 7213MEDVL 4103

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16967 MEDVL 6103   SEM 101

    • F Uris Hall 301
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Hicks, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 6120

Beowulf has received renewed attention in popular culture, thanks to the production of recent movies and riveting new translations. The poem's popular appeal lies in its complex depictions of monsters, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3120ENGL 6120MEDVL 3120

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4904 MEDVL 6120   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 6210

Graduate seminar covering a topic in medieval philosophy. view course details

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  • Topic: Augustine's "Confessions"

  •  7206 MEDVL 6210   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    FOR SPRING 2023: No thinker has done more to shape the Western intellectual tradition than Augustine (354-430 CE), and no book displays Augustine's dynamic vision of reality more compellingly than the Confessions. Its probing and intimate reflections on the meaning of human life, the nature of God and mind, time and eternity, will and world, good and evil, love and sexuality have challenged every generation since Augustine's own. The course will be structured around a close, critically engaged reading of the Confessions (in English translation); special attention will be given to its philosophical and theological ideas, its place in Augustine's oeuvre, and its historical context and significance.

MEDVL 6295

The term "lyric" is uncommon before the sixteenth century, but the songs and short, non-narrative poetry that evidently constitute those traditions reach back to the beginnings of written literature. "Theory ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 6295

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19199 MEDVL 6295   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 6351

Seminar topics rotate each semester. Topic for Spring 2023: Portraiture. view course details

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  • Topic: Portraiture

  •  6945 MEDVL 6351   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 6540

Moses Maimonides who was born in Cordoba (1138), moved to Fez as a youth and died in Cairo (1204) is regarded by Jewish, Islamic, and Christian tradition alike as the most important Jewish religious ... view course details

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  • 17202 MEDVL 6540   SEM 101

    • W Sibley Hall 318
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 6858

This course examines the role of temples and their sculptural programs in South and Southeast Asia as creative stimuli for performative reenactments. Choreographic encounters between imagination and memory ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17667 MEDVL 6858   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 6888

This course explores the interactions between Jews, Christians, and other religious groups in late antiquity, especially in Sasanian Persia circa the first through seventh century C.E. Students pay particular ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 19516 MEDVL 6888   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 7100

Early English writers were of two minds about their homeland: they cultivated the mythology that the English were the New Israel, while they were intensely aware (and constantly reminded by Continental ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 7100

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Identity and Otherness in Preconquest England

  • 19167 MEDVL 7100   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 8010

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3956 MEDVL 8010   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

MEDVL 8020

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3955 MEDVL 8020   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Galloway, A

      Hicks, A

      Hill, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5476 MEDVL 8020   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Hicks, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies