EH 351 Survey of Middle English Literature
Susan K. Hagen
Fall 2007

 

Texts:

Anglo-Saxon Poetry, S. Bradley, Dent
Revelations of Divine Love, Julian of Norwich
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Patience and Pearl, M. Borroff, Norton.
Troilus and Criseyde, G. Chaucer, Norton
Everyman and Medieval Miracle Plays, Dent
handouts and websites
The Seventh Seal, Ingmar Bergman, dir.
Anchoress, Chris Newby, dir.
   
Reading Schedule:  
29 August  Introduction
31 August  Caedmon's Hymn and Anglo-Saxon poetry
   
3 September  Beowulf
5 September  
7 September  
   
10 September  The Dream of the Rood, The Ruthwell Cross Inscription
12 September  Christ I, II, and III
14 September  "The Wanderer," "The Seafarer"
   
17 September  Middle English lyrics (see course documents)
19 September  
21 September  The Seventh Seal (video)
   
24 September  category 3 essay due
26 September Revelations of Divine Love
28 September  annotations #1 due
   
1 October  
3 October  Anchoress (video)
5 October  SEMA
   
8 October  Backgrounds in medieval romance    out-of-class midterm due
10 October  Marie de France, Lanval http://web.english.ufl.edu/exemplaria/intro.html
12 October  
   
15 October  Stanzaic Morte Arthure, http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/teams/stanzfrm.htm
17 October  
19 October  Fall Break
   
22 October  Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
24 October  
26 October  Pearl
   
29 October  Patience
31 October  
2 November  NCHC
   
5 November  Selection from Piers Plowman, Part I, prologue to passus (book) 4
7 November  passus (book) 5-7
9 November  Troilus and Criseyde
   
12 November  
14 November  
16 November  annotations #2 due
   
19 November Backgrounds in medieval drama
21 November Thanksgiving Break
23 November Thanksgiving Break
   
26 November  All plays from the York Cycle
28 November  The Second Shepherd's Pageant
30 November Everyman
   
3 December  
6 December 9 am Final Exam
   
Requirements and weights  
category 3 essay 10%
annotations # 1 5%
annotation #2 10%
project/paper 20%
mid-term 15%
final 25%
participation 15%


25 September 2007