GMST 380

Heroism and Romance from the Middle Ages to Romanticism

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

A survey of heroic narratives and tales with an emphasis on the link between the heroic and romance. Focus on the hero, the quest, love, gender and heroism and the prominence of anti-heroes in modern narratives. May include such texts as The Song of the Nibelungs, Parcival, Tristan, Kudrun, Wilhelm Meister, Hyperion.


  • No knowledge of German required.

Undergraduate course in Germanic Studies offered by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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