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Ger 160D1/TRAD 104
Ger 160D1: EROTICISM AND LOVE IN THE MIDDLE AGES, Fall 2012
(traditionally identified as Trad 104, but now Ger 160D, though the Tier One status remains the same)
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WELCOME TO A NEW AND EXCITING SEMESTER. LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE, FROM A LITERARY-HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE! IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE ONE MIGHT WANT TO TALK ABOUT? THERE IS HARDLY ANYTHING MORE IMPORTANT IN LIFE, IS THERE?
I have taught this course for a long time, and it is evolving semester by semester. Honestly, I deeply enjoy working with you on this material and hope very much that you will agree with me. Although this is a large-size class, please feel strongly encouraged to speak up and engage with the texts.
INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Albrecht CLASSEN, University Distinguished Professor. Office: 318 Learning Service Building. Telephone: 621-1395. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: 626-8286; homepage: aclassen.faculty.arizona.edu
Office Hours: TTh 9-10 a.m. and after appointment. Please feel free to see me also at any other time when I am available. Use e-mail or phone to contact me beforehand, since I might have sudden meetings or might do research in the library. With 1200 students I will not be able to be talk with all of you individually, considering that I hold two office hours. But you can also try to see me during my office hour as a Faculty Fellow in the Yavapai Residence Hall, Wed. 5-6 p.m.
CLASS MEETINGS: TTh 11:00-12:15 p.m., Mod. Lang. 350
Departmental telephone: (520) 621-7385
TEACHING ASSISTANT: Office Hours:
Catherine Botelho (email@example.com): Office hours: Tue, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 12:15-1:00 p.m., Mod. Lang. 512
- Marco Macias (firstname.lastname@example.org); office hours: Th. 1-3 p.m., Social Sciences, 124; responsible for students with the last names Mullen to Shepard.
- Christina Butler (email@example.com): Mo/We 12-1 p.m., in the German Studies Dept., Mod. Lang. 301
For appointments with your TA you could also contact the Dept. of German Studies (tel.:  621-7385), or call your Professor at (520) 621-1395.
Supplemental Instruction: PSU - Park Student Union SI Room)
Ramon E. Quinonez
Supplemental Instruction Coord.
University of Arizona
See also the scheduled times for SI sessions on D2L
For additional help, see the Thinktank
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For instructions how to upload a file to D2L, see:http://help.d2l.arizona.edu/students/video/dropbox (not necessary this semester)
If you become ill with the flu, do not come to class until you have had no fever for 24 hours. You are responsible for contacting me via email or phone as soon as you can to let me know you are ill. You are also responsible for any work missed while you are ill." If you miss a quiz, you can make it up with the help of the general policy that the 2 lowest quizzes will be dropped in the last count.
DISCUSSIONS, ACADEMIC BEHAVIOR, EXPECTATIONS:
Please treat each other with respect and tolerance. People do have different views and opinions, but these can only contribute to the rich experience I hope you all will have in this class. I have my own opinions, and will let you know where I stand if you are anxious to find out. Let me also hear what you think--the University is a place of critical exchanges and the development of new thoughts and ideas. You are strongly encouraged to participate in class as much as possible. The two class meetings only be of profit to you if you respond to my questions and those of your classmates and engage in our discourse. Despite the huge class size, we all together can transform it into a communal learning situation. We plan to hold 10 minutes of questions each time. You will be invited to line up in the two aisles and use the stand-up mike. I very much hope that you will utilize that opportunity.
For the University of Arizona Policy on Threatening Behavior by Students, click on this link.
CELL PHONES: You are not allowed to have your cell phones on during class because a ringing will disturb everyone strongly. You are not allowed to play any games on the cell phone, and ipods, MP3 players, and all other electronic gadgets during class, just as when you are in a movie theater, on a plane taking off or landing, or at any public event where silence is required. If a phone or pager rings during class, you will have to identify yourself and accept 20 points penalty each time, unless it is a documented emergency. We will also keep the option to send you out of class when you are discovered with having the phone (or the like) in the open). When we will catch you with your cell phone or any similar device in your hand during class, whether it is turned on or not, we will confiscate it and penalize you with 20 points deduction from your overall grade.
Moreover, no laptops or any other electronic equipment will be allowed in this class. You must sign a pledge granting me the right to remove you administratively from this class if you are caught using any electronic equipment (except for medically documented emergencies).
Pledge not to use any electronic equipment, except for valid excuses. Alternatively, Go to D2L, open the file there, print it out, sign and date it, and submit it the second class time. The same form is also available on my webpage, see above.
Warning: Inappropriate or dangerous behavior during class, can lead to the loss of 20%, and, if egregious, or when caught a second time, to the removal from the class with the grade of F. See also the pledge.
Are you this nerd or are you a mature adult? See this video
Ger 160 D1, formerly Trad. 104, “Eroticism and Love in the Middle Ages,” offered through the German Studies Department, is part of the university-wide General Education Curriculum, Tier 1.
In line with the most recent approaches in medieval scholarship this course offers a comparative and interdisciplinary approach in literary and cultural-historical analysis. As far as I can tell, this is a unique course hardly paralleled by any other course taught at American universities. Although to some extent focused on medieval German literature, it deals with a wide spectrum of European texts and other forms of artistic representations which reflect the broad gamut of medieval culture.The discussions will center on the question how the authors work within a cultural tradition and how they transcend it, how they reflect and shape reality, and how they define their notion of courtly love. All texts will be read in English translation.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
This course introduces the student to the culture and mentality of the Middle Ages, focusing on attitudes toward love, sex, and marriage. Concepts of the body, of human relationships, and hence on eroticism in its cultural significance will be highlighted. Students should learn that the discourse on love represented the central issue of social and cultural life in medieval times. The issue of love was not a matter of private, individual concern, but rather a topic of public debate. Love in the Middle Ages was seen as a highly sophisticated matter, in fact, almost a public art form; nevertheless, despite its different appearance in literary texts, love in the Middle Ages was of similar relevance as it is for people today. We will examine the differences in approaches and the similarities in ethical and moral concerns. Also, love as a theme will serve as a point of public debate within the Church and outside regarding the meaning of life and man's earthly existence. The discussion in class will center on the main aspect how medieval authors dealt with love, that is, how they utilized the theme of courtly love to produce their literary works. Musical performances and videos will support the examination of literary documents.
Although you will familiarize yourself with medieval European courtly love literature, you should be able to develop a deeper understanding of what love might mean today by using lenses employed by people from a different age, and yet still people with feelings, ideas, and needs. Moreover, it is hoped for that through this course topic you will learn how to appreciateforeign cultures and to see in the medieval world a foundation for your own. Ideally you should consider taking a foreign language eventually to read these texts in their original. The best preparation would be Latin, but French, German, Italian, or Spanish would also be excellent choices.
Dealing with literary texts will always imply experiments, probing of possibilities, challenging other opinions, traditions, and exploring new territories with regard to ideas, values, ethics, and morals. I myself will not be exempt from being subjective in the interpretation of the text, and you are invited to voice your opinions as well. Every opinion counts, of course, but we all have to make the utmost effort to back up our opinions, to verify and to falsify. We all will have to learn to argue, to support our claim, and to validate them. Also, no text is without a political meaning, and though we will use the lens of medieval literature, each text will challenge all of us to question our own existence today. To study texts from the Middle Ages just by itself would not make much sense; instead, we will investigate their meanings with the intention of discovering their relevance for us today. This means that we will constantly try to find analogues, parallels, examples, and metaphors, hence make those texts apply to our own world by analogy. Scholarship does not mean that there are only facts; on the contrary, we mostly begin with personal opinions, and then make an effort to demonstrate the objective truth behind it, if there is any. So you are all invited to join me on a journey into a past world, and I need you to make the best effort to come up with your own reading, based on critical thinking and writing.
All texts and art works that we will study invite debate, criticism, and individual responses. The two lecture classes per week will be used to introduce the general topic/s, outline the basic structures of our texts, and indicate the direction of interpretation. We will also use musical and visual material to gain a better understanding of the cultural context of the Middle Ages. There will be a number of short in-class quizzes, a journal, and three exams.
If you attend all lectures and read the assignments, you should have no problem with the in-class exams which will test your broad knowledge acquired during the semester. Always arrive in time, make sure that you have your respective textbook and writing material with you, and try to get involved by asking a question at the specific question period.
You will be exposed to many different opinions expressed in the primary material, by scholarship, but also by your classmates. The suggested readings will take you even further into the scholarly debate, but they are not required right away. When you write your papers, though, we expect you to express your own opinion, based on a close and critical reading of the texts. Be very careful not to copy from any source without identifying exactly what you incorporated from them. See under Warning below.
(this does not apply this semester) HONORS SECTION: In case you are an honors student and signed up for honors credit in this course, you are expected to do additional and more reflective readings and to write a full interpretive papers. Extend your readings, go more into depth, think critically about the individual scholarly articles and combine their findings with the interpretation (you do not have to agree, but argue critically). We should meet at intervals throughout the semester to discuss your progress, and at the end you are required to submit an extra paper in which you demonstrate your understanding of some of the critical issues discussed in research regarding our course material. The paper is required to be at least 5 pp. of length, beginning with a thesis that draws from at least 6 of the texts that we have discussed in class. It needs to be based on at least 2 critical articles that support your argument or which might appear to misread the text according to your opinion. Provide a separate bibliography. Submit this in print format to your main instructor on Dec. 4. The additional work will count 20%s on top of the regular 100 %: A = 120-108%; B = 107-96%; C = 95-84%; D = 83-72%; F = below 72%). In other words, what additional insights do the authors of the respective articles provide for the interpretation of our texts?
SPECIAL NEEDS: Students with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations to participate fully in course activities or meet course requirements must register with the Disability Resource Center. (http://drc.arizona.edu/). Students need to submit appropriate documentation to the instructor if they are requesting reasonable accommodations or are in need of taking notes on a laptop.
I will communicate with your electronically via D2L mailing system. Make sure that you receive all your messages from there. But this is now updated and we should not have any problems.
WARNING (very serious matter!!!):
If you use secondary material for your papers, make sure that you indicate clearly where you took it from. Plagiarism and cheating violate the
Code of Academic Integrity. For further information, see:
Do not ever copy from the work produced by your classmates or by other students who might have taken this course in previous semesters. If you receive help in writing your papers, make sure that the final outcome still represents your own work. You can discuss your papers with your fellow students, but at the end they need to consist of your own ideas and words! Be advised that the Web is a great search tool, but never, never copy from a site without identifying very clearly what you used and why you quote some passages. At this point the scholarly value of web-based material still is not totally reliable, and the chances that you might stumble upon a most dubious webpage with untrustworthy information are very high. When you quote from a secondary source, clearly identify the quote and tell the reader in a footnote where you quoted from. Every year more than 100 students at the UA are caught having committed the crime of plagiarism, resulting in penalties that could be as severe as expulsion from the University! You are smart enough not to copy from other people. If you allow other students to copy from your work, this also constitutes plagiarism and will be equally punished.
If there is any doubt in your mind whether you might commit plagiarism, see:
The TAs and I will be happy to assist you in examining difficult questions regarding plagiarism. If in doubt, please see any of us.
REQUIRED READING MATERIALS and Equipment:
(all available at ASUA Bookstore)
1. Albrecht Classen, ed., Eroticism and Love in the Middle Ages. 6th ed. (New York: Thomson Custom Publishing, 2008).Only this edition
2. Erotic Tales of Medieval Germany. Selected and trans. by Albrecht Classen. 2nd ed. only! (2007; Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2009)
3. Turning Tech Clicker: RCXR-01 Response Card
To register your device, click below:
Instructions: 1. put in your device ID no. (on the backside of your device); 2. first name; 3. last name; 4. your net ID (in: other words: not your student ID; and also: use your email.arizona.edu address only! For example: my net ID is aclassen as the first part of my email address); 5. enter text shown in image; 6. next; 7. type in my e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. 8. find the course (Ger 160D1), add it, and transfer it to your account; 9. complete registration.
You are required to check on D2L yourself whether your test scores have been uploaded. If there is a problem, please check with the T.A.
Attendance: Nobody wants to police you and treat you as a child, but you all expect the instructor/s to be in class, and the instructor/s consequently expect/s you to be in class as well every time we meet. Sometimes there are valid extenuating circumstances, but unexcused and excessive absence on your part will endanger your grade in this class. There will be 12 quizzes in class given at random. They cannot be made up and serve also to make sure that you attend class. If you miss class for any reason, do not worry, the two quizzes with the lowest scores will be struck anyway. We will randomly, throughout the semester, post a list of 10 students who must come forward at the end of the class and confirm their attendance by submitting a piece of paper with their name on it. Failure to do so will result in the loss of 5% each time. Valid excuses in writing will be accepted.
If you leave class early without a valid excuse, you will lose 50 points each time. We will collect your name/s and dock you!
All holidays or special events observed by organized religions will be honored for those students who show affiliation with that particular religion. Absences pre-approved by the UA Dean of Students (or Dean's designee) will be honored.
At the beginning of the semester every student has the full 100% to his/her credit. It all depends on you how you manage to keep them during the semester.
Out of a total of 1000 points you can earn the following:
- 12 multiple-choice quizzes: 20 percent: the two worst will be struck automatically. These will be done with the clicker
- write 3 papers, critical writing, on the material discussed in class, the first ca. 700-800 words - 4%), the 2nd ca. 1100-1200 words - 6 %), and the third 5 pp. words (ca. 1600-1700 words - 10 %), submit as a paper copy (you are encouraged to print double-sided) : 20 percent altogether. Format for each entry: 1. Date, name, and student ID; 2. title, 3. thesis (in short: what is your argument in ca. 5-8 lines); 4. your responses to the text; 5. evidence cited from or referenced to the primary text/s; 6. final comments; 7. conclusion (ca. 5-8 lines). 8. word count!
- The second paper can be resubmitted if you revise it upon the grader's comments. You will then get a new grade. You must resubmit the second version of the second paper within a week after the return date of the first version (i.e., latest resubmission is in class two sessions later after the first return).
- Topics of your papers: Identify a specific topic, a thesis, a concrete point that you can argue about based on a close reading of the text. You must have a thesis that you can defend. Choice of topic is free, as long as you work closely with the text and draw out of it an argument.
- You can only work with the primary texts discussed in class for your papers. Analyze those critically. If you have any question about the proper approach, please do not hesitate to contact the T.A. or the instructor before your hand in the paper.
- Directions for the Rewrite of Paper2:
You have one week to turn in a rewrite of paper 2. All submissions are due by start of class on Thursday, November 15. No exceptions.
*When you turn in your rewrite, you must include the following items or it will not be considered for a revised grade:
1. The original hard copy you submitted with graders comments.
2. Your "new"/revised copy: Any and all revisions/edits MUST SHOW IN BOLD FONT. Yes, you need to staple your paper and include a proper heading (your name, student ID #, class name, Dr. Classen's name, date and word count)
3. Both items must be put in a folder and turned in at the start of class.
So, to review: In a folder, you submit 1) the original hard copy 2) your new, revised version with all revisions and edits in BOLD FONT. New version is stapled and has proper heading. Due date: Thursday, November 15
- Graders will review your paper/s a second time only within 7 days after it has been returned to you.
- 3rd paper: discuss one critical aspect in one of the maeren (in Erotic Tales) as comprehensively as possible. Write a good thesis, support it with solid arguments, and conclude.
- Grading rubrics (in global terms):
A: Clear and concise thesis, argument, and conclusion, good use of primary sources, specific interpretation, not a summary, synopsis, or paraphrase
B: A bit too much of a synopsis, thesis not really clear, tendency to repeat what is in the text without too much critical analysis; a number of spelling or grammar mistakes
C: Fairly vague paper, no clear thesis, mostly summary, little recourse to primary texts, and if so, only in the form of a synopsis; many major spelling mistakes (including of names in the texts)
D.: Hardly a thesis or an argument, knows only little of the original texts, confuses major aspects, large number of spelling or grammar mistakes
E: You can imagine what that would be. But: no clear connection to primary texts, no thesis or arguments, no interpretation at all. Hard to read in terms of grammar and spelling.
- Specific points: A. Thesis: 20 pts.; B. Argument: 50 pts.; C. Conclusion: 20 pts.; Stylistics: 10 points (total of 100 points. The first paper is weighed 4%, the second 6%, the third 10%.
- 1st exam: multiple-choice: 20 percent, with the clicker
- second exam: multiple-choice: 20 percent, with the clicker
- third exam: multiple-choice: 20 percent, with the clicker
You can always come and see your instructor and ask for a new evaluation of your paper, but then the grading will be completely new, so it can go up or down!
For all quizzes and exams we will use a clicker system.
Help with writing: The Writing Skills Improvement Program offers a number of valuable workshops at 1201 E. Helen Street. Please consult with them if you have a need to improve your writing skills (no walk-ins). For perhaps more immediate help, see the Writing Center (walk-ins allowed). See below:
Writing Center: The Writing Center is a free resource for UA undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and staff. At the Writing Center, a trained peer consultant will work individually with you on anything you are writing (in or out of
class), at any point in the writing process from brainstorming to editing. Appointments are recommended, but not required. For more information or to make an appointment, visit their website, or visit them in Nugent Build. 104, or call (520) 621-7397
- The final grade will not be curved! But I might give you an extra credit option.
ALERT: YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE ONLY 5 SCHOOL DAYS AFTER EACH QUIZ, PAPER, EXAM, ETC. TO ASK FOR A REVIEW IF THERE IS A DISPUTE, FIRST WITH THE T.A. or grader, THEN WITH YOUR INSTRUCTOR. SUBSEQUENTLY THE CASE WILL BE CLOSED.
CLASS SCHEDULE (dates for exams and papers are tentative, and if a change of dates will be necessary, it will be announced in class and on the listserv). The suggested readings, all available in the library, are not required but can provide you with additional viewpoints and information. They are not necessary for the quizzes or for the papers, but can prove to be highly useful and hence are recommended for the inquisitive mind. You also can find a vast amount of very useful information on my homepage (see above). For more specialized research, consult the SABIO website (Library Catalogue:http://www.library.arizona.edu).
See also D2L for announcements, news, and answers to frequently raised questions.
Specific assignments: always come to class having read those specific texts or pages assigned for that day! When only a text's title is mentioned, calculate on your own how much you must have read to follow the class discussion for that day.
Aug. 21: Introduction, library resources, research methods, study ethics, time management. Homework assignment
Aug. 23: Historical and social-literary survey of the Middle Ages, read the article by Emily Amt (online).
Consult also my own article (Classen) published in The Literary Encyclopedia (accessible for the most part only through subscription).
Aug. 28: Continue with Emily Amt: This class meeting will rely on modern media.
Aug. 30. 1: Quiz 1 (all the others will be given at random) Apollonius of Tyre
This is the test also whether you have registered your clicker properly. The TA will help you individually, if a problem occurs, but later in the semester that option will no longer be available.
Sept. 4: Apollonius of Tyre
Sept. 6: Carmina Burana, pp. 58-67, 71-73
Sept. 11: (Census Day! )Hartmann von Aue (Section 7), read the entire story in one sitting
Sept. 13: We continue with our discussion: Hartmann von Aue.
Sept. 18: Troubadours (Section5): read Guillaume (pp. 111-118), Bernart de Ventadorn (pp. 127-133), and Raimbaut de Vaqueiras (pp. 148-155)
Sept. 20: Troubairitz (Section 6): read all the texts included; 1st paper
Sept. 25: Marie de France (Section 11): Prologue, and Guigemar
Sept. 27: Marie de France: Equitan and Eliduc
Oct. 2: Marie de France: Bisclavret and Le Fresne
REVIEW SESSION FOR EXAM 1: 10-2, 7-8 P.M, EDU, 211
Oct. 4: 1st Exam (covers all texts read up to and including Oct. 4)
1st paper will be returned before the exam. Look for your specific grader. You will have one week to ask for a review by the grader or your instructor. Thereafter that chapter is closed and we'll move toward the 2nd paper.
Oct. 9: Walther von der Vogelweide (Sect. 8): pp. 204-208 (intro.) and 208-12
Oct. 11: Walther von der Vogelweide (pp. 212-216)
Oct. 16: Moriz von Craun (Sec. 13): read the whole text in a swoop, but I will focus on the prologue and the early part in class
Oct. 18: Moriz von Craun
Oct. 23: Aucassin and Nicolette (Section 18); 2nd paper (write on 2 texts by Marie de France, or on 2 poems by Walther von der Vogelweide, or on Moriz von Craun, or create a combination)
Ex. for a thesis: The Ideals of courtly love find powerful expression in Walther's poems, but they are also undermined in Moritz, hence: The rise and fall of courtly love
Gender Struggles in Marie de France and Moritz
Or: Walther von der V. as a Medieval Feminist
Or: Moritz as a Rapist
Oct. 25: Fabliaux (Section 12)
Oct. 30: Erotic Tales: "The Monk with the Goose" and "The Little Bunny Rabbit"
Nov. 1: 2nd Exam (covers all texts covered since Oct. 6)
Nov. 6: Erotic Tales: Dietrich of the Gletze, The Belt
Nov. 8: The Belt; 2nd paper will be returned
Nov. 13: Continue: The Belt; Erotic Tales: Ruprecht von Wurzburg, Two Merchants
Nov. 15: Aristotle and Phyllis; rewrite is due!
Nov. 20: Erotic Tales: Woman's Constancy; 3rd paper due (on one of the maeren we have read so far).
Nov. 22: Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 27: Erotic Tales: Heinrich Kaufringer: "The Search" . Review. And: TCE (Evaluation): Please bring a pencil #2! Last quiz!
EXTRA CREDIT OPTION: If you read the last verse narrative, "The Disappointed Lover," in our book, Erotic Tales, summarize it and offer some interpretative comments, for ca. 600 words, and submit this critical summary on this day in class, you can earn an extra credit of 30 points, which is almost half of a whole letter grade. This paper must be submitted before we begin with the evaluations. 1.5 spacing, with name on it, word count. Only if you meet these conditions, will you be considered for extra credit. Only hard copy . With "critical summary" I mean: oly briefly summarize and then comment and interpret, give specifics about the meaning, and evaluate the structure or content. Consider, for instance, the contradictory perspective on women at large.
Alternatively, visit the Retablo Room in the UA Museum of Art, on Olive Street, and write a report about 2 or three paintings hanging there. The visit is certainly worth your time.
You must write 600 words (595-610 would be okay). There must be a summary with critical comments, i.e., more of a concluding interpretation.
On the top of your paper: name, ID, number of words, title for the paper (with some kind of indication what your argument might be about).
No electronic uploads, only a paper print-out, to be submitted on Tue at the beginning of class. Nov. 27 only. No extension, no excuses, since this is only an extra credit option. There will not be any curving of the grade since this extra credit option substitutes it more meaningfully.
Nov. 29: Erotic Tales: "The Nightingale" and "The Painter
Remaining papers (1st, 2nd, and rewrite) must be picked up by 5 p.m. The rest will be shredded the next day.
Dec. 3: Review session, 5-6 p.m., Mod. Lang. 350
Dec. 4: Last Day of Class: 3rd Exam (covers all texts read in class so far) (remember, we all agreed to the change in the syllabus, 11-27-12).
Dec. 7: Last chance to have your grade reviewed in a possible case of discrepancy or disagreement. 5 p.m.
In essence, as we can learn from all texts in this course, and from the discourse on love in the Middle Ages, love can be defined by a. communication, b. compassion, c. compromise, d. collaboration or cooperation , and, most important, e. committment (the five Cs),
FURTHER READING (recommended; the format of this bibliography only serves for the search in our library, call numbers are provided):
See the Literary Encyclopedia, online, at: http://www.litencyc.com/news/intro.php
Emilie Amt, ed., Women's Lives in Medieval Europe (London: Routledge, 1993) HQ1143 .W65 1993
Philippe Ariès and André Béjin, eds., Western Sexuality (Oxford: Blackwell, 1985) HQ12 .S4413 1985
Franz H. Bäuml, Medieval Civilization in Germany (New York: Capricon, 1967) DD63 .B14
John W. Baldwin, The Language of Sex. Five Voices from Northern France around 1200 (Chicago-London: The Univ. of Chicago Press, 1994) HQ18.F8 B28 1994
Joachim Bumke, Courtly Culture: Literature and Society in the High Middle Ages (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991) DD64B8613
James A. Brundage, Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe (Chicago-London: University of Chicago Press, 1987) KJ985.S48 B78 1987
Neil Cartlidge, Medieval Marriage. Literary Approaches, 1100-1300 (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1997)
Albrecht Classen, "Courtly Love," Literary Encyclopedia (online: http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=1378;
--, The Power of a Woman's Voice in Medieval and Early Modern Literature (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2007) PN682.W6 C56 2007
--, ed., Sexuality in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Time (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2007) PN56.S5 S498 2008
Dictionary of the Middle Ages, ed. Joseph R. Strayer (New York: Scribener's Sons, 1982-), D114.D.5
Mary Erler/ Maryanne Kowaleski, eds., Women and Power in the Middle Ages (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1988) HQ1143 .W63 1988
Boris Ford, ed., Medieval Literature: The European Inheritance (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1983) PR85 .F65
Horst Fuhrmann, Germany in the High Middle Ages c. 1050-1200, transl. by T. Reuter (Cambridge-London-et al.: Cambridge University Press, 1986) DD141 .F8313 1986
Friedrich Heer, The Medieval World. Europe 1100-1350 (London: Weidenfeld/Nicholson, 1962) D200 .H413 1962
W.T.H. Jackson, The Literature of the Middle Ages (New York: Columbia University Press, 1960) PN671 .J3 1960
Douglas Kelly, Medieval Imagination. Rhetoric and the Poetry of Courtly Love (Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1978) PQ155.L7 K44 1978
Henry Ansgar Kelly, Love and Marriage in the Age of Chaucer (Ithaca-London: Cornell University Press, 1975) PR1933.M3 K4
Lexikon des Mittelalters (Munich: Artemis, 1977-). D101.L4
F. X. Newman, ed., The Meaning of Courtly Love (Albany: SU of New York Press, 1972) GT2620 .M4
William D. Paden, The Voice of the Trobairitz (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989) PC3308 .V65 1989
See now also: Sexuality in the Middle Ages, ed. A. Classen (2008), Words of Love and Love of Words in the Middle Ages, ed. A. Classen (2008), and Discourses on Love, Marriage, and Transgression, ed. A. Classen (2004).
See also the bibliographies in our textbook, most of them updated until 2008!
Possible changes: The information contained in this course syllabus, other than the grade and absence policies, may be subject to change with reasonable advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.