Crossing Medieval Boundaries (EASM180)

30 credits

Crossing Medieval Boundaries will explore texts and traditions from across the medieval period, including works in Old English (in translation) and Middle English. The module will explore cultural contacts and the reception of extra-Christian narratives in the Middle Ages, and will examine how medieval narratives were received and rewritten in the early modern era. Working across genres and media (including visual and material culture), we will examine how the boundaries between cultures, genders, religious and secular, and human and animal are challenged and transgressed in medieval literature..