Apocalypse Now? Theory and the Middle Ages
This course engages in truly apocalyptic levels of analyses, which stem from the integration of modern theoretical frameworks onto the culture and literature of the Iberian Middle Ages. Works in the Middle Ages to include the Cantar de mio Cid, Milagros de nuestra señora, Conde Lucanor, La vida de María de Egipto, and various shorter poetic works. Students are expected to present on at least one form of critical literary and/or cultural theory, and explore the ways in which it enables analysis of the medieval work studied.