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).