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FR434 Module Outline

Week 1

Lecture: Introduction; Animals in Medieval Culture

Seminar: Marie de France, 'Bisclavret' and the Fables; Seminar Preparation

Week 2

Lecture: The Exemplary Animal in the Fables

Seminar: Marie de France, Fables; Seminar Preparation

 Week 3

Lecture: Violence and Ethics in Le Roman de Renart

Seminar: Le Roman de Renart; Seminar Preparation

 Week 4

Lecture: Language in Le Roman de Renart

Seminar: Le Roman de Renart; Seminar Preparation

 Week 5

Lecture: Interpreting Animals in the Bestiary Tradition

Seminar: Pierre de Beauvais, Bestiaire; Seminar Preparation

 Week 6 Reading Week

 Week 7

Lecture: Pierre de Beauvais' Bestiaire

Seminar: Pierre de Beauvais, Bestiaire; Seminar Preparation

 Week 8

Lecture: Lyric Poetry and the Physiologus Tradition

Seminar: Rigaut de Berbezilh; Seminar Preparation

 Week 9

Lecture: Richard de Fournival's Bestiaire d'amour

Seminar: Richard de Fournival, Bestiaire d'amour; Seminar Preparation

 Week 10

Lecture: The Bestiaire d'amour and La Response du Bestiaire

Seminar: Richard de Fournival, Bestiaire d'amour; Seminar Preparation

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