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ENGL 3350 Troy, in Love and War (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course traces a tension shaping the literature of Troy from Homer to Shakespeare — namely, the tension between the violent, public events of war and the romantic, private experiences of love. The backbone of the class will consist in a progression through Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, Robert Henryson's The Testament of Cresseid, and Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida. We will also read from Homer, Virgil, Ovid, Augustine, various medieval chroniclers of Troy, Chaucer's House of Fame, and John Lydgate. The content will be primarily medieval, with some classical and early modern texts.


Instructor(s): Julie Orlemanski

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Fulfills the pre-1700 requirement.


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13