These two poems, a romance and a dream vision, are extant in one manuscript and probably composed by one poet. We will read about Sir Gawain’s quest into unknown territories, both civilized and wild. Not only is his physical strength tested but also his chivalric and ethical codes of conduct. The narrator of Pearl mourns the loss of someone beloved and precious. In a dream he is transported to a magical landscape where he meets a beautiful young maiden: a consolatory poem that explores matters philosophical and theological. Text: Poems Of The Pearl Manuscript Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, ed. by M. Andrew and R. Waldron (University of Exeter Press, 2007) -with DVD.
- Teacher: Lucy Margaret Perry