ENGL 2020 Sampling Medieval Literature

A properly medieval title for this course would be “Florilegium.” It considers works important to the medieval literary scene in England, whether written initially in Old English, Middle English, Anglo-Norman French, Welsh, Norse, or Latin; almost all will be read in translation. The works read may include sagas, riddles, lyrics, the Breton lais of Marie de France, romances, chronicles, plays, saints’ lives, comic tales, beast fables.