In the minor Medieval Literature, you will explore writings in Latin, Irish, Welsh and Arabic in the Middle Ages. You will learn what these literatures meant at the time of production (i.e. in their cultural context), but you will also explore how they have been interpreted and reinterpreted in later periods.
The minor ‘Medieval Literature’ introduces you to the literary heritage of the medieval period in Europe and the Near East. In addition to offering a broad reading of literary texts against a variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds, the minor explores interpretations of that literature, both in the past and in the present, and it offers you theories and methods useful for discussing and analysing those interpretations.
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