FREN 413 - Le merveilleux littéraire du moyen âge aux Lumières


Semester Offered: Second Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 hours
Attribute: 4HU, CD

Derived from the Latin mirabilia, the marvelous designates that range of phenomena between the natural and the supernatural that cannot be explained by human reason: talking animals, werewolves, and phantom ships in the lais of Marie de France; strange races of men in the travel narratives of Marco Polo; Mélusine, the fairy-wife who becomes a serpent one day a week; deformed infants who show God's wrath or the excessive imagination of the mother in early modern medical texts.
Enrollment Limit: 12
Instructor: M. Senior
Prerequisites & Notes
Two 300-level courses beyond 301


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