Love in the Middle Ages

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Love in the Middle Ages

Fall 2021

Taught By: A.W. Strouse

Section: A

CRN: 11904

Credits: 4

In this seminar, we will investigate how medieval writers invented love—how, through rhetoric, they crafted new modes of amour. Specifically, we will investigate how medieval thinkers created romance, companionate marriage, and notions of consent. And we will examine how new, medieval ideas about love found literary expression in innovative genres (like lyrics, romances, and homoerotic saints’ lives, as well as the first English-language autobiography, The Book of Margery Kempe). As readers and writers, we will pay particular attention to the ways that premodern sex and gender may challenge modern norms. This course fulfills the Advanced Literature elective requirement in Literary Studies.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:01pm 7/24/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 615

Date Range: 8/31/2021 - 12/16/2021