Cultures of Desire
General Catalog Course Title:
The Middle Ages
Terms Offered:
Spring 2014
Fall 2012
Spring 2011

In this course we will read a number of seminal texts from one of the most innovative, multi-dimensional, easthetically complex, and lasting literary tradition in the European Middle Ages: the literature on love (or, as often, but misleadingly labeled, "courtly love"). Exploring this rich tradition via different genres, we will read vernacular and Latin love lyrics (e.g. Troubadour poetry, German Minnesang and Carmina Burana), vernacular romances (e.g. Erec and Tristan), and theoretical treatises on love.

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