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Graduate Current Course Listing

Fall 2018

The following are courses of Marco interest. Not all are guaranteed to fulfill the requirements of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Graduate Certificate. If you have questions or concerns, please consult the Graduate Catalog or the Marco Institute office for further information.


ARCH 550
Instructor: G. Kalas
Time: T/TH 3:40 PM – 4:55 PM
Location: AA 35
Description: Faculty initiated professional elective involving architectural history, theory, and criticism.
 ENG 404
Instructor: R. Stillman
Time: T/TH 2:10 PM – 3:25 PM
Location: TBA
Description: Reading and discussion of selected pre-1601 plays, including romantic comedies, English histories, and early tragedy.
ENG 520
Read/Analysis of the 16th and 17th Centuries
Instructor: R. Stillman
Time: MW 11:10 AM – 12:25 PM
Location: TOW 201
Description: TBA
ENG  521
Instructor: A. Welch
Time: F 9:40 AM – 12:25 PM
Location: 201 McClung Tower
Description: A survey of British poetry from 1603 to 1660, including works by Donne, Jonson, Wroth, Lanyer, Herbert, Herrick, and Marvell, and culminating in Milton’s Paradise Lost. We will consider literary genre and poetics; authorship, audience, and canon formation; theories of gender, sexuality, and desire; patronage and power relations; and the period’s massive social and political upheavals, from the scientific revolution to the rise of Puritanism and the English Civil Wars.
 HIST 585
Instructor: A. Vacca
Time: W 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: TBA
Description: The early and medieval Islamic world was remarkably ethnically, religiously, and linguistically diverse, and yet extant sources provide little information about how people negotiated social difference. Many anecdata about cross-cultural, interreligious, multiethnic, and polyglot engagements (e.g., Arab-Persian, steppe-sedentary, or Muslim-Christian encounters) involve women as mediators or as markers of alterity. In this course, we will discuss the political and social power of elite women in the medieval Islamic world, but we will also examine the appearance of women as textual markers of difference and change in sources penned by men.
GERM 550
Extraordinary Wo(men) – Outcasts, Rebels, Martyrs, and Saints
Instructor: S. Ohnesorg
Time: T/Th 12:40 PM – 1:55 PM
Location: TBA
Description: Students will get acquainted with ‘extraordinary women’ and their (self-)representations (e.g. Joan of Arc, Cassandra, Penthesilea, Mary Magdalene, Ida Pfeiffer, Hildegard von Bingen, Luise Aston, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, and others) by studying their various (and often contradictory) portrayals and depictions in literature, the press, art, film, music, theatre, etc. throughout the centuries. This course has a strong interdisciplinary component, and by focusing on questions related to gender, race and ethnicity, (national) identity, and religion we will analyze in how far the various depictions and (self-)representations were/are aimed at reinforcing, questioning, subverting and/or transgressing established boundaries and social taboos



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