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Medieval Civilization in Western Europe

HNRS 2404 Sec. 060 - Fall 2021

Assistant Professor Richard Godden Department of English

Tu Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
114 Prescott Hall

This class will explore how medieval people understood themselves, the world around them, and other-worldly things. HNRS 2404 will consider judgment and salvation, sex and gender, monstrosity, travel and pilgrimage, chivalry and war, authority and dissent, and the birth of the University.

Our readings will feature Dante, Chaucer, travel narratives from Europe and the Middle East, Augustine’s Confessions, The Song of Roland,  The Arabian Nights, love lyrics and comic tales, and Christine de Pizan.