Medieval Literature

In the minor Medieval Literature, you will explore the literatures brought forth by Latin, Irish, Welsh and Arabic medieval culture. You will learn what these literatures meant at the time of production and in their cultural context, but you will also explore how they have been interpreted and reinterpreted in later periods. Source texts will be read in modern translations.


Number of EC

30 EC

Number of courses

4 compulsory courses


Period 1

Minor coordinator

Dr. Aaron Griffith

Course overview

Medieval Literature

Minor code


Entry requirements


Associated MA programmes


Register between 3 June and 21 June 2024

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


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.


    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.