Medieval Literature

Course Number: ENGL 115
Prerequisites: Writing 2, or 50, or 109, or English 10 or upper-division standing
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Writing Requirement, GE Area G Requirement
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 115
Quarter: Spring 2013
Day(s): MW
Time: 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Location: GIRV 2116

This course will attend to the literary history of the Middle Ages, including historical context, form, and genre.  In addition, the course will pay particular attention to the relationship between the individual and the social and political.  Some histories of subjectivity claim that the "modern" subject was born with the psychologizing dramas of Shakespeare or the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century.  This course will test those claims by interrogating the aesthetics and construction of subjectivity employed in Old and Middle English literature.