Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

ENL 317 English Literature of Medieval England(RLA)

4 hours; 4 credits. A study of medieval English literature, with attention to both the Old English and Middle English periods. Readings may include texts such as the Old English epic Beowulf, the Middle English romance Gawain and the Green Knight, and the visionary writings of William Langland, Julian of Norwich, and Margery Kempe. Some texts may be read in translation. For English majors or minors concentrating in literature, this course fulfills the requirements for British literature and literature before 1800. For linguistics, writing, and dramatic literature concentrators, it counts as an elective in the major. Prerequisite: An ENH 200-level course or ENL 290.