Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG311H1S L0101

ENG311H1S  L0101  MWF2
Medieval Literature
Instructor: Prof. A. Walton
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 733
Email: TBA

Brief Description of Course: In this course, we will explore a wide variety of medieval genres, including lyrics, riddles, histories, epics, romances, plays, letters, and comic poems. Although we will focus primarily on the literature of medieval England, we will read this literature in light of England’s relationships—both real and imagined—to other nations and parts of the world.

Required Reading: A full list will be provided on the first day of classes. I may also post readings on Blackboard or provide a course packet.

First Three Authors/Texts: Bede, Ecclesiastical History (selections); Gregory, Dialogues; Anonymous (Williamson, ed.), Riddles of the Exeter Book (selections).

Method of Evaluation: Critical essays; class presentation; discussion participation (no exams).

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