Literature of the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds
Full-year course. A survey of the most important works from the later Church Fathers through the sixteenth century/Elizabethan era. Students will consider the idea of chivalric romance (in both its most grandiose and most ridiculous qualities); what exactly the love that moves the spheres is and how we are drawn to it; and the differences in and uses of tragic and comic stories. When taken in combination with our Medieval History course, this provides the integrated Great Books and History coverage recommended in The Well-Trained Mind.