Upper-Division Seminar : Violence in Medieval Drama & Literature

Course Number: ENGL 197
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Advisory Enrollment Information: This course cannot be repeated and is limited to upper-division English majors only.
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Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 197
Quarter: Winter 2013
Day(s): MW
Time: 2:00 - 3:15 PM
Location: SH 2617

The medieval period has become synonymous with barbaric violence and torture—not only as portrayed on stage and in literature but also as part of the everyday medieval experience. In this class, we put this violent assumption to the test by studying portrayals of medieval violence in theatre and literature. We will supplement the discussions with imagery from medieval art and first-hand descriptions of medieval life.