GM 239 Knights, Castles, and Dragons (Spring: 3)
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Conducted in English with all texts in English translation.
of German is required.
Counts toward German major, German minor, and
German Studies minor.
A study of the masterpieces of the first great blossoming in German literature
including The Nibelungenlied, Tristan, and Hartmann von Aue's Erec.
Central to the works of this age are (1) the rise of knighthood and
(2) the spreading to Germany of the legend of King Arthur and the knights
of the Round Table. In addition, older Germanic-heroic influences will be
examined in certain of the works. The literature will be discussed in the
larger context of its sociological and historical background. The literary
traditions of France will be systematically linked to contemporary developments
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