Studies in Middle English Literature: Special Topic
This year: Poetry Nature Knowledge Gender
A study of later medieval "nature poetry" broadly defined, focussing on questions of poetics, epistemology, and gender. Questions to be considered include medieval conceptions of nature and culture, narrative and lyric as modes of knowing, the relation of such conceptions and modes to medieval and modern ideas about gender. Writers and works to be studied might include Chaucer, the Pearl poet, the major Middle Scots poets, and anonymous lyricists.
Graduate course in the English program administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.