LiteratureLIT 190C Love and Death in Medieval Literature

A study of the development of the courtly love tradition in medieval France and Italy; examination of the construction of gender, authorship, and the interconnections among Eros, madness, and death. Works include troubadour poetry, romances of Chrètien de Troyes, tales of Marie de France, Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio. Critical approach designations: Genres, Power and Subjectivities. Distribution requirement: Pre-1750, Senior Seminar.