Use, reuse and transformation of available narratives is
central to the literary culture of the Middle Ages, and to modern
reception of medieval culture. This seminar will look at medieval
reception of classical texts, at textual transformations within the
Middle Ages, and at some modern and early modern responses to medieval
texts. The narrative corpus will include Apollonius of Tyre, Sir Gawain
and the Green Knight, and the Robin Hood tradition. Some Middle English
reading will be required.
Texts to Purchase:
'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' trans. Keith Harrison (Oxford World's Classics, 1998)
William Shakespeare, 'Pericles' ed. by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstein (Folger Shakespeare Library, 2016).
- Enseignant: Amy Brown