Medieval Literature

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.

Summary

Number of EC

30 EC

Number of courses

4 compulsory courses

Start

Period 1

Minor coordinator

Dr. Aaron Griffith

Course overview

Medieval Literature

Minor code

MEL-MINOR-23

Entry requirements

None

Associated MA programmes

 

Register between 30 May and 23 June 2023

Make sure to register for the minor as well as all its courses

Content

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.

    Curriculum

    Application and registration

    How to register for this minor and its course modules, depends on whether you are a student of Utrecht University or not.

    More information

    If you wish to know more, or have questions about this minor, please contact the Student Desk Humanities.