Early Medieval Literature: From Virgil to Dante

English 310

Usual Description

This course considers the rise of European literatures in the post-Roman world. Topics will include the Christian rejection of classical learning and literature in the late-antique period, the clash of monastic and heroic ideals in Germanic epic, and the rise of flamboyantly secular, love-oriented literary cultures in French-speaking courts. We will conclude with the first part of Dante’s Divine Comedy and its ambitious new claims for vernacular poetry. All texts in English translation. Pre-1700.

Time Periods

70 B.C. - 1321 A.D.

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
English 310
English 310 Taught by Jennifer Bryan