This course helps students learn to evaluate Tolkien’s works both individually and comparatively, judging them in the context of each other as well as of their sources.
This course explores modern retellings of the Arthurian legend in novels, poetry, plays, films, short stories, and comics.
In this course, students will study the evolution of the English Epic over time.
This course explores how J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and other Inklings authors interpreted the Arthurian legends in their work.
This course explores King Arthur from his beginnings in the historical record in the late 5th/early 6th century through Tennyson’s idealistic vision of the great King in the late 19th century.
The course examines Shakespeare’s Comedies in the context of their medieval literary sources, his Histories in light of Tudor views of the recent medieval past, and his Tragedies in the context of medieval beliefs and cosmologies.
Read and translate the major works of Old Saxon literature in this language seminar.
This course provides an introduction to the myths and sagas of medieval Scandinavia.
This course puts the myths and legends of the medieval Germanic world in their wider cultural and historical contexts.
This course focuses on reading selections from this poetic literature in Old Norse, providing students with the opportunity practice their skills in translating the Old Norse language.