Medieval British Literature

English 202

Usual Description

What did medieval English people read, watch, sing, and dream? In the two centuries before the printing press, English went from being the language of illiterate peasants to being the language of a flourishing and diverse literary tradition. We will survey festive community drama, lyric, Arthurian romance, story, and dream-vision, paying particular attention to the competing demands of entertainment and instruction, and to tensions between sacred and secular, popular and courtly. British, Pre-1700.

Areas of Interest
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Time Periods

400 - 1400

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 202
English 202 Taught by Jennifer Bryan
English 202 Taught by Jennifer Bryan