Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Medieval/Renaissance Syllabus

Humanities 302
Section 01 [H]
Fall 2018
SLN 01781
MWF 9:10 – 10:00am.
Bryan 324
Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Avery Hall 355 — Washington State University
Hours: MWF 10:00-11:00, and by appointment.
Phone: 509-335-4832
E-mail: delahoyd@wsu.edu
 


Medieval/Renaissance Syllabus


ASSIGNMENTS

August 20 — Medieval-ism: why? Introduction and Disorientation.
August 22 — The Early Middle Ages; Anglo-Saxon Culture and Literature.
August 24 — Anglo-Saxon Literature: Beowulf.

August 27 — Beowulf; Medieval Architecture, Sacred Space.
August 29 — Medieval Music: Chant, Polyphony, Motets.
August 31 — Medieval Art: Hildegard of Bingen.

[September 3 — Labor Day Holiday.]
September 5 — Medieval Romance: Culhwch and Olwen; Reverdie Lyric.
September 7 — Secular Music and Lyrics.

September 10 — Andreas Capellanus and Fin Amor.
September 12 — Dante, Inferno, Canto I.
September 14 — Dante, Inferno, Cantos II-V.

September 17 — Patristic Exegesis; The Unicorn Tapestries.
September 19 — Dante, Inferno, Cantos VI-VIII.
September 21 — Dante, Inferno, Cantos IX-XVII.

September 24 — Medieval Food and Domestic Arts: Le Menagier de Paris.
September 26 — Dante, Inferno, Cantos XVIII-XX.
September 28 — Dante, Inferno, Cantos XXI-XXV; Herpetophobia and Dinosaur Films.

October 1 — Review & Writing Essays.
October 3 — Midterm Exam & Essay.
October 5 — Dante, Inferno, Cantos XXVI-XXX. Alchemy.

October 8 — Dante, Inferno, Cantos XXXI-XXXIV.
October 10 — Purgatorio and Paradiso excerpts.
[October 12 — Conference.]

[October 15 — Conference.]
October 17 — The Renaissance: Petrarch and Sonnets.
October 19 — Renaissance Art: Le Concert, Da Vinci.

October 22 — Michelangelo; Renaissance Music.
October 24 — Shake-speare.
October 26 — Renaissance Music; “Thule, The Period of Cosmography.”

October 29 — Shake-speare’s Lucrece and Giulio Romano in Mantua.
October 31 — Machiavelli & Castiglione; Perspective Art.
November 2 — Oxford.

November 5 — The Merchant of Venice, Act I.
November 7 — The Merchant of Venice, Acts II & III.
November 9 — The Merchant of Venice, Act IV.

[November 12 — Holiday.]
November 14 — The Merchant of Venice, Act V.
November 16 — The Art of Railing; Implications.

[November 19 – 23 — Thanksgiving Holiday.]

November 26 — Last Works & Review.
November 28 — Last Exam & Essay.
November 30 — Supplemental Perspectives.

December 3 — Post-Renaissance Considerations.
December 5 — Last Words.
December 7 — The rest is silence.