Selected topics in Medieval Culture

MEDI 360

MEDI 360 topic: Jews in Medieval English Literature

This course explores Medieval English Literature through its interaction with Jews. One central thread of this course will be literature written by Jews in England. We will pay attention to how they relate to England—predominantly as a place or its literary traditions. Another strand will be looking at texts written about Jews by non-Jewish (Christian) medieval English authors. Finally we will look at how one medieval Jew who is not connected to England relates to one of the central stories of England: the Arthurian legend.

All readings will be in translation

Instructor: Dr. Shamma Boyarin