PROFESSOR ALBRECHT CLASSEN
MEDIEVAL TRAVEL COURSE: THE MIDDLE AGES: MEDIEVAL EUROPE IN ITS HISTORY, ART, PHILOSOPHY, LITERATURE, AND ARCHITECTURE
Syllabus: Medieval Travel Course, German 392
University of Arizona
Prof. Albrecht Classen, Dept. of German Studies, 301 LSB, UoA, Tucson, AZ 85721; email@example.com; 520 621-1395
Albrecht Classen, Medieval Answers to Modern Problems. 2nd ed., 2017
Please read the respective sections for those dates when they are listed. The point is that we have all those materials ready at our fingertips and can discuss it in class.
Read the introduction, or chapter 1, in Herlihy’s book before or during the travel, oo, xi-xv.
1st day of class:
Apart from a general interest in history, culture, and literature, particularly pertaining to the Middle Ages, this course is open to all undergraduate students who have completed at least one semester.
COURSE LEVEL AND TITLE:
This course will be officially offered as a Tier 2 course (Individuals and Society), as German 278 (cross-listed with History), or as German 392: Directed Research. Course material and course outcome are also applicable to a wide range of Gen.Ed. requirements, including history, literature, art history, women’s study, etc., in consultation with the respective advisors. Depending on the student’s interest in having this course counting toward specific requirements, the workload will differ accordingly.
Grade: 1. active participation in class; 2. active participation in all excursions; 3. keeping a journal: ca. 2 pp. per day, dealing with our readings and the excursions.
May 11, 8 p.m., online (use my zoom link): Intro., 5-9 Introduction to the Middle Ages.
May 15: 8 p.m., online: Intro., 9-12
May 16: 8 p.m., online: Intro: 12-15
May 20, from now on in person, 9 a.m.: Our Lady’s Tumbler
May 21: Our Lady’s Tumbler (for meeting times, please check our FB page, things will change depending on our excursions)
May 22: Marie de France: Sir Lanval; draft journal is due
May 23: Marie de France: Bislcavret
May 24: The Lay of the Two Lovers
May 25: Walther von der Vogelweide, Under the Linden; 1st journal
May 26: Hartmann von Aue: The Unfortunate Lord Henry
May 27: Lord Henry
May 28: Caesarius of Heisterbach, Miracles: Heretics
May 29: Caesarius: Ordeals;
May 30: Abelard: Yea and Nay, and Prologue; 2nd journal
May 31: Abelard: On the Fame of Abelard
June 1: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
June 2: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
June 3: Christine de Pizan
June 4: Christine de Pizan
June 5: Johann Tepl, The Plowman; 3rd journal
June 6: The Plowman
June 7: Marsiglio