Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Humanities 302 Syllabus Fall 2019

Humanities 302
Section 01 [H]
Fall 2019
SLN 01921
MWF 1:10 – 2:00pm.
College Hall 235

Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Avery Hall 355 — Washington State University
Hours: MWF 9:00-10:00, and by appointment.
Phone: 509-335-4832
E-mail: delahoyd@wsu.edu

 


Medieval/Renaissance Syllabus


August 19 — Medieval-ism: why? Introduction and Disorientation.
August 21 — The Early Middle Ages; Anglo-Saxon Culture and Literature.
August 23 — Anglo-Saxon Literature: Beowulf.

August 26 — Beowulf; Medieval Architecture, Sacred Space.
August 28 — Medieval Music: Chant, Polyphony, Motets.
August 30 — Medieval Art: Hildegard of Bingen.

[September 2 — Labor Day Holiday.]
September 4 — Medieval Romance: Culhwch and Olwen; Reverdie Lyric.
September 6 — Secular Music and Lyrics.

September 9 — Andreas Capellanus and Fin Amor.
September 11 — Dante, Inferno, Canto I.
September 13 — Dante, Inferno, Cantos II-V.

September 16 — Patristic Exegesis; The Unicorn Tapestries.
September 18 — Dante, Inferno, Cantos VI-VIII.
September 20 — Dante, Inferno, Cantos IX-XVII.

September 23 — Medieval Food and Domestic Arts: Le Menagier de Paris.
[September 25 — Intermission.]
September 27 — Dante, Inferno, Cantos XVIII-XX.

[September 30 — Conference.]
October 2 — Writing Essays.
October 4 — Review and Reflection.

October 7 — Midterm Exam & Essay.
October 9 — Inferno, Cantos XXI-XXV; Medieval Herpetophobia and Dinosaur Films.
October 11 — Inferno, Cantos XXV-XXXII.

October 14 — Cantos XXXIII-XXXIV; Purgatorio and Paradiso excerpts.
October 16 — The Renaissance: Petrarch and Sonnets.
October 18 — Renaissance Art: Le Concert and Da Vinci.

October 21 — Michelangelo; Renaissance Music.
October 23 — Shake-speare.
October 25 — Renaissance Music; “Thule, The Period of Cosmography.”

October 28 — Shake-speare’s Lucrece and Giulio Romano in Mantua.
October 30 — Castiglione & Machiavelli; Perspective Art.
November 1 — More Machiavellianism; The Art of Railing.

November 4 — The Merchant of Venice, Act I.
November 6 — The Merchant of Venice, Act II.
November 8 — The Merchant of Venice, Act III.

[November 11 — Sacred War Holiday. No Class Whatsoever.]
November 13 — The Merchant of Venice, Act IV.
November 15 — The Merchant of Venice, Act V.

November 18 — Last Works & Review.
November 20 — Last Exam & Essay.
November 22 — Supplemental Perspectives.

[November 25 – 29 — Thanksgiving Holiday.]

December 2 — Post-Renaissance Considerations.
December 4 — Last Words.
December 6 — The rest is silence.