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2018-2019 Catalogue 
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ENGL 24019 - The Living and the Dead in Medieval Lit.

Course Credit: 1
THE LIVING AND THE DEAD IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE Medieval beliefs in the afterlife were diverse and dynamic. Uncertainty about the nature of what came after death is reflected in the written output of the period. In this course, we will look not only at major literary works like Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Poor Heinrich, but also at chronicles in which zombies and priests meet in churchyards, and tales in which the dead haunt and revisit the living. [Before 1800]. [AH]