Chivalric Rom. in Middle Dutch

Course Code :2001FLWTLN
Study domain:Literature
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Remco Sleiderink

3. Course contents *

In this course we will immerse ourselves in the chivalric epics and romances of the 13th and 14th century, with special attention for text which only survived in fragmentary form. In class actual research projects of the teacher will be discussed. This involves a fragment of the Roman van Lorreinen (Geste des Loherains) that was discoverd in 2017 on Twitter, and a fragment written by the so-called Ferguut Scribe of a Alexander romance (this fragment was donated in 2019 to the Special Collections of the University of Antwerp). Students will also work (individually or in pairs) on their own projects on lesser known epics or romances. The aim is to create a group blog with citations, translations, discussions and suggestions for further research.