20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Through detailed examination of a selection of texts dating from the 12th to the 15th centuries this unit aims to develop students' understanding of the fundamental importance of intertextuality and the culture of rewriting in medieval literature. Issues addressed will include the relationships between vernacular texts and Latin sources, intertextual and intergeneric dialogue between vernacular texts, and techniques of translation and adaptation. A variety of text types will be studied, in order to broaden students' awareness of the literary culture of medieval France.

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