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MA Medieval & Renaissance Studies

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The deadline for applications is Friday 31 July

The Rise of Romance, 1150-1230

Code: MDVLGG04

Credits: 30

Module Tutors: Dr Jane Gilbert and Dr Sebastian Coxon

Time: To be arranged at a mutually convenient time. Please contact Dr Gilbert or Dr Coxon.

This module is taught in the departments of French and German. It considers, by means of the comparative study of a group of major texts, the innovations which characterise the new European vernacular genre of romance, including thematic,stylistic and formal features. The texts will be selected from a list including works by Wace, Chr├ętien de Troyes, Beroul, Hartmann von Aue, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Gottfried von Strassburg and others. The texts selected for special study may vary from year to year.

A reading knowledge of French and/or German is desirable.

Assessment: 1 X 6,000 word essay


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