Le Merveilleux Littéraire du Moyen Age Aux Lumières

French 413

Usual Description

Derived from the Latin mirabilia, the marvelous designates that range of phenomena between the natural and the supernatural that cannot be explained by human reason: talking animals, werewolves, and phantom ships in the lais of Marie de France; strange races of men in the travel narratives of Marco Polo; Mélusine, the fairy-wife who becomes a serpent one day a week; deformed infants who show God’s wrath or the excessive imagination of the mother in early modern medical texts.

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Areas of Interest
France
France
Languages Used

French

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
French 413 Taught by Matthew Senior
French 413
French 413 Taught by Matthew Senior
French 413 Taught by Matthew Senior
French 413 Taught by Matthew Senior