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ENG 721 Studies in Medieval English Literature
4 hours; 4 credits
This course focuses on the rich and varied tradition of Middle English Literature from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to William Caxton's first use of the printing press in 1485, the year that also signaled the end of the medieval period with the beginning of the Tudor Dynasty. Major authors of this period include Margery Kempe, Julian of Norwich, Chaucer, and Malory. Genres include Middle English Lyric, Morality Plays, Religious Drama, and Popular Ballads.
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