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And Yet so Human: Animals in Medieval English Literature

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Denis Renevey
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2009 -> 2009

Pas d'horaire défini.


Semestre d'automne
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 0


Animals abundantly occupy the pages of medieval codices. Folios from psalters and other books of the Bible are filled with animals whose symbolic function still eludes medieval scholars. The traditions of the Physiologus and bestiaries, inspired by the Bible, pervaded medieval culture, together with the secular tradition of the Aesopian fables. In this seminar we will consider the roles played by animals in a series of texts that cover the whole of the Middle English period. The Fox and the Wolf, extracts from The Owl and the Nightingale, and Chaucer's Parliament of Fowls and 'Nun's Priest's Tale' are the main texts that will be read during this seminar.


A Reader will be provided.

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