FREN 4413 Violence: Medieval French Responses (Spring: 3 )
This course asks students to look at one of the perennials of human experience to explore the relationship between violence and human nature in the context of medieval French culture. What can the Middle Ages teach us today about violence then and now? How does art interact with and transform violence? A selection of texts will include a variety of genres: romance (Le Conte du Graal); chansons de geste (Roland, Raoul de Cambrai, Charroi de Nîmes); animal fables (Renart; by Marie de France); theater (Jeu d'Adam); and poetry (Le Testament, by Villon).
Instructor(s): Matilda Bruckner
Last Updated: 21-Feb-14