|Course||Eng 211.001, Fall 2017|
|Title||Literature and the Arts: Medieval to Modern|
|Time/Place||M/W/F 2:00-2:50pm, Callaway S101|
|Instructor||Ms. Jenny Bledsoe|
|Office hours||W 3:00-4:00pm, F 12:00-1:00pm, and by appointment (Callaway N312)|
We will read medieval literature within its original multimedia context, an artistic culture which includes painting, manuscript illuminations, architecture, sculpture, and more. We will extend our analysis outside the chronological bounds of the Middle Ages (500–1500), pairing medieval works with later text(s) and/or image(s) inspired by a medieval story or theme. Through our readings, we will discuss the place of medieval literature as a form of “making” within a flourishing artistic culture, the ways that different art forms allow us to tell different types of stories, and how medieval narratives and themes permeate literature and art to the present.