Medieval Romance includes narratives of adventure and ideals of courtly love within a context infused with wondrous potential. In this unit students will explore a selection of romance texts, exploring themes of gender, the fantastic and literary history. Students will analyse recent developments in theoretical approaches to Medieval romance, including monster theory and affect theory. Texts will be studied in Middle English with class support.
1x2hr seminar/week, 1x1hr lecture/week
1x1500wd annotated bibliography (25%), 1x3000wd research essay (60%), Class Participation (15%)
18 Senior credit points each in either (English or Australian Literature) or Celtic Studies