Discovering Middle English Literature

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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Encounter The Canterbury Tales, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Julian of Norwich

Course dates: Wednesdays, 11, 18, 25 September and 2, 9, 16 October 14.00 – 16.00

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Explore Middle English literature and language from the 13th to the 15th centuries at this six-week introductory course. We’ll discuss some of the most famous and canonical works of the period, including Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, but also lesser known works by writers like Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich. The aim is to give participants a sense of the richness and diversity of Middle English literature from comic courtly poetry to sophisticated philosophical writing. 

The course is designed so that the texts under discussion become increasingly more complicated in their language, such that the work of each session builds on the last. Participants will be immersed in the texts and gain an understanding of the dynamics of Middle English language, as well as a sense of their broader historical and literary context. 


Name: Discovering Middle English Literature
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £295.00
Member: £295.00
Senior 60+: £265.00
Student: £250.00
Registered Unemployed: £250.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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