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Fall 2017
Jan 19, 2018
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MVST 044 - Desire, the Devil, and Death
MVST 044-01 Desire, the Devil, and Death  Cheryl Vann	TR 3:30-4:45

Using as a guide Durer’s engraving Knight, Death, and the Devil, often interpreted to represent moral virtue in medieval Scholasticism, this course will investigate the interconnectedness of desire, the devil, and death in the medieval world.  Weaving illustrations in codexes, psalters, and books of hours with morality plays, legends, Arthurian romance, the Breton lai and the fabliau, we will examine ways in which written texts are both altered and enhanced by visual representations.  Some of the authors we will read are Hrotswitha and Hildegarde, Chaucer, Marie de France, and the ubiquitous medieval author Anonymous.   
(Counts as HUMW II course)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Medieval Studies Department

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