Winter Quarter 2003
MTWThF 09:30-10:20
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Weekly Schedule of
Lectures and Reading

  I     II     III     IV     V     VI     VII     VIII     IX     X  

Week I

Reading For the Week: For discussion on Thursday and Friday please read Joan W. Scott, Gender as a useful category of historical analysis. You will also want to get a head start on Penny Schine Gold's The Lady and the Virgin.

Week II

Reading For the Week: The Táin bó Cúailnge. This on-line edition of the famous Irish epic is not ideal, but it is serviceable. For discussion, read especially the sections entitled The Pillow-talk, the Fortelling and The March of the Host.

Week III

Reading For the Week: The lives of Clothild, Queen of the Franks and Austreberta, Abbess of Pavilly. Both of these lives are drawn from Sainted women of the Dark Ages by Jo Ann McNamara and John E. Halborg, (Duke U. Press, 1992). Both pieces are now available for download from ERes. I tried to keep these files to a managable size (2.8M and 4.6M) so the resolution is not great. This collection of texts (and the bibliography it contains) might serve as a very useful starting point for those who wish to write on an early medieval topic. I have recalled the library's copy to put it on reserve, but I will also put my own copy on 24 hour reserve as well.

Week IV

Reading For the Week: The Letters of Abelard and Héloïse e. Betty Radice

Week V

Reading For the Week: Andreas Capellanus, The Art of Courtly Love

Week VI

Reading For the Week: TBAThe Romance of the Rose

Week VII

Reading For the Week: Christine de Pisan The Book of the City of Ladies


Reading For the Week: Caroline Bynum, Holy Feast Holy Fast

Week IX

Reading For the Week: Judith M Bennett, A Medieval Life: Cecilia Penifader of Brigstock c. 1297-1344

Week X

Reading For the Week: Hanna Pitkin, Fortune is a Woman: Gender and Politics in the Thought of Nicollo Machiavelli The Final Exam is scheduled for 8:30-10:20 a.m. Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2003