LiteratureLIT 116E Love and Madness in Medieval Literature

A study of the development of the courtly love tradition in medieval Italy and France, with close attention to the construction of gender and authorship, and to the interconnections between Eros, madness, and death. Works include troubadour poetry, the romances of Chretien de Troyes, tales of Marie de France, Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio. Critical approach designations: Canons, Histories. Distribution requirement: Poetry, Pre-1750.