2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 623 - Medieval English Literature

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0

The course will survey literature written in Middle English. Most texts will be read in Middle English. It will not include Chaucer, although it does assume a prior acquaintance with Chaucer. The course will trace the Continental and Old English antecedents of Middle English literature. It will consider the social, political, and economic matrices of Middle English literature. It will observe the interpenetration of religious and secular Middle English, literary texts using the new critical and theoretical approaches, especially feminism, neo-historicism, and reader-response theory.

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