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RENAISSANCE ENGLISH LITERATURE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - International Christian University - 'International Christian Univ.', 'International Christian Univ. with Internship'
UC Course SubjectEnglish
Number & Suffix: 127
Full UC Title: RENAISSANCE ENGLISH LITERATURE 
Transcript Title: RENAISSANCE ENG LIT 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course examines a few English texts written in late-medieval England (i.e. from the fourteenth to the fifteenth centuries), in order to have a rough idea about what kind of literary culture lay the ground for Renaissance literature in England. Students read, in modern English translation, the following texts: Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales", William Langland's "Piers Plowman", John Gower's "Confessio Amantis", "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", "The Book of Margery Kempe", and Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte Darthur". Although the very basics of Middle English grammar are covered at the beginning of the course, we do NOT do word-for-word translation; rather, class activities include: a brief lecture on the historical and literary context in which the texts in question were produced; discussion of these works, which are supposed to have been read before the class, based on a set of questions raised by the instructor; and introduction to some important scholarly works on these texts or medieval literature in general. The list of works read during the course is subject to change. 
Language of Instruction: Japanese
 
Partner Title: RENAISSANCE ENGLISH LITERATURE 
Partner University Department: Literature 
Partner University Course Number: LIT225J