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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENG 3150 - Development of European Epic

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ENG 2100 or permission of instructor

Description: This course traces and analyzes the development of the epic genre, focusing particularly on works produced in Medieval and Early Modern Western Europe, from the Celtic and Germanic heroic cultures and oral formulaic tradition through the development of later Medieval and Early Modern verse and prose epics. The course covers the important literary modes, tropes and themes prevalent in the epic genre; relevant historical and cultural factors in the development of different epic modes; relationships to the Classical period; and critical/theoretical approaches to the genre. Non-English texts are read in translation.

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