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Department
English
Course
ENG150Y1
Professor
William Robins
Semester
Winter

Description
th ENG150 – January 7 2013 Chrétien de Troyes – Eric and Enide  Quest romance, return home is part of expectation of closure  Romance mode: separation/return Cultural Geography - The sea was previously the main landscape for adventure (Odyssey) changes to forest of Arthurian romance (dominant psychological landscape) - Western European tradition is a blend of Classical and Biblical - Merging of Germanic tribes with Roman culture - Economic implication of closing of Mediterranean th - 12 century immergence of Vernacular literature, also beginning of nations we have today  Three Estates – Clerics (those who pray) Nobles (those who fight) Peasants (those who labour) Knightly class stems from warrior society Courtliness: suggests that a night can blend chivalry with proper decorum among ladies in court – Gender Relations - Chretien de Troyes depicts courtliness that became exemplary Chretien de Troye - Wrote for a female patron in richest area of France - Champagne - Made new claim for Vernacular lit
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