Explore works of medieval literature by theme.
From the development of Old and Middle English to the innovations of William Caxton and the printing press: explore language and voice in the medieval period.
Discover some of the earliest heroes and heroines in English literature, from Beowulf to King Arthur. What are the typical characteristics of a medieval hero, and what can this reveal about society in the Middle Ages?
Examine representations of gender, sex and relationships in medieval literature, from the works of women's writers to tales of courtly love to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
A shadowy man-eating monster, a strange green knight, and fictional accounts of journeys around the world: investigate the boundaries between the real and imaginary in medieval literature.
From stories of saints and demons to reflections on life and death, God and salvation: discover how medieval literature navigates matters of faith and religion.
Dream visions, heroic poetry, riddles and mystery plays: approach medieval literature through the lens of form and genre.
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