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ENGL209M - Heroes and Villains of the Middle Ages (3-0-3)

This course designed to explore the ideas of heroes and villains by reading a variety of literary and historical texts. What makes for a hero in the Middle Ages? A villain? How are they presented, celebrated, and punished in medieval texts? What themes and characteristics are still present in today’s society (e.g., ideas of chivalry and religious faith) and which ones are peculiar to the Middle Ages? Through a discussion of medieval texts, we get to explore our shared values and identify significant differences, and this course will offer some historical background for later developments in literary tastes and trends. Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in ENGL110XM or ENGL110M or permission from the English Department Chair. (Fulfills English or Humanities requirement and a pre-1800 literature course for English majors)