Medieval and Renaissance Collegium (MARC) Courses (Division 430)

210(313)/History 210. Early Middle Ages, 300-1100. (4). (SS).

See History 210. (Hughes)

325/Religion 325. Mysticism and the Early English Mystics. (3). (HU).

See Religion 325. (Dutton)

413(471)/Hist 413. Intellectual History of the Italian Renaissance. (4). (HU).

See History 413. (Bornstein)

414. (473)/Hist 412. Social and Intellectual History of the Florentine Renaissance. (4). (HU).

See History 412. (Becker)

417/RC Humanities 417. Medieval Epic and Saga. (4). (HU).

See RC Humanities 417. (F. Clark)

418, 419, 420. Comparative and Thematic Studies of Medieval Culture I, II, III. (4 each). (HU). Individual courses in this series may be elected for credit more than once.

MARC 418 is offered Winter, 1984.

The objective of the course is to study European literary works that originate during or reflect the age of the Great Migrations, of the invasions and attacks by Moslems, Hungarians, and Northmen, and of territorial instability in general. Parallel to the literary works there will be readings of historiographic passages that are related to the literature under discussion. The tribal societies on which attention will be focused are, among others, those of the Goths, Burgundians, Angles, Saxons, Britons, Langobards, Franks. Some of the historiographers whose works will be used to elucidate the literature are Jordanes, Gregory of Tours, Beda Venerabilis, Paulus Diaconus, Einhard, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Saxo Grammaticus. Representative literary genres and topics for discussion include: heroic lay and panegyric, epic and precourtly romance; war, religion, women, adventure, honor, myth, generation-gap. The readings are chosen from medieval Latin, English, German, Spanish, French, and Scandinavian literature. All works, literary and other, will be read in English translation. The course will include a combination of discussions, lectures and reports. A brief report on an aspect of special interest, midterm exam (one hour), final exam (two hours), and a term paper of medium length will be required. Texts to be bought include: R.K. Gordon, Anglo-Saxon Poetry; C.W. Jones, Medieval Literature in Translation; Two Lives of Charlemagne, tr. L. Thorpe (Penguin); The Nibelungenlied, tr. A.T. Hatto (Penguin). (Scholler)

421, 422, 423, 424. Early and High Middle Ages: Thematic Studies I, II, III, IV. (4 each). (HU). Individual courses in this series may be elected for credit more than once.

MARC 421 and 422 are offered Winter Term, 1984.

MARC 421. The World of the Celestina. A study in detail of the Celestina, one of the masterpieces of Spanish Renaissance literature. The Celestina is a vast dramatic work, Shakespearean in scope and ambition, an account of a great love-relationship, a text with affinities to Romeo and Juliet. In the course we will do a commentary on the Celestina, page by page; we will also examine certain other texts which were influential in the formation of the great drama. Texts will be read in English, though students with sufficient Spanish will be free to read the Celestina in the original. (Fraker)

MARC 422. This is a literature course aimed at students in History and other non-literature students. It will be taught in English and required readings will be in English, although students will be allowed to read the texts in the original. The texts to be examined are: The Life of St. Alexis for Hagiography; The Song of Roland and Raoul de Cambrai for Epic; Cliges and Erec and Enide of Chretien for Romance; Joinville and Froissart and Commynes for Chronicles. In addition, each student will be assigned one work historical in nature, i.e., Le Roman de Rou, or Chroniques des Ducs de Normandie, or Histoire de Guillaume le Marechal, work which he or she will present orally to the class by the end of the term. The focus of the course will be: THE INTERACTIONS OF LITERATURE AND SOCIETY, or THE CONTRIBUTION OF LITERATURE TO HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE. Each student will be assigned brief biographical presentations in class. No term paper. One final examination. (Mermier)

425, 426, 427. Renaissance Italy: Thematic Studies I, II, III. (4 each). (HU). Individual courses in this series may be elected for credit more than once.

MARC 425 is offered Winter Term, 1984.

A survey of music in the Renaissance (1400-1600), with particular emphasis upon the English legacy of the late Middle Ages, and the central tradition of the Netherlands and Italy. Normally for graduate level music majors, non-music majors must have permission of the instructor. (Crawford)

431, 432, 433. The Age of the Baroque: Thematic Studies I, II, III. (4 each). (HU). Individual courses in this series may be elected for credit more than once.

MARC 432 is offered Winter Term, 1984.

During Winter, 1984, MARC 432. Section 001 History of Geography is jointly offered with Geography 475. See Geography 475 for description. (Kish)

439/Italian 433. Dante in Translation. A knowledge of Italian is not required. Not open to Italian concentrators. (3). (HU).

See Italian 433. (Marsh)

441/Latin 436. Medieval Latin II, 900-1350 A.D. Two years of college Latin or the equivalent. (4). (HU).

A detailed study of an author, period or genre of later Mediaeval Latin literature, to be decided upon in consultation with students enrolled. Two years of college Latin or equivalent. MARC 440/Latin 435 is not a prerequisite. Midterm, final, and paper. (Witke)

445/Hist. of Art 445. Medieval Architecture. Hist. of Art 101 or permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

See History of Art 445. (Bornstein)


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