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UNIT 1: EUROPEAN LITERATURE: ANGLO SAXON MIDDLE AGES

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How did medieval man distinguish between the earthly and the divine?

LITERARY TEXTS--

ANTHOLOGIES:

  • Adventures in Literature

  • Collector’s Anthology

  • Elements of Literature

NOVELS:

DRAMA:

POETRY:

SHORT STORIES:

INFORMATIONAL TEXTS--

NONFICTION:

  • The Confessions of Saint Augustine (Book XI) by Augustine of Hippo

  • Medieval Images, Icons, and Illustrated English Literary Texts: From Ruthwell Cross to the Ellesmere Chaucer by Maidie Hilmo

  • St. Thomas Aquinas by G. K. Chesterton

  • The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade by Susan Wise Bauer

  • The One and the Many in the Canterbury Tales by Traugott Lawler

ART, MUSIC AND MEDIA--

ART:

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES--

FUNDAMENTALS--

WRITING:

  • Worksheet: "The Hierarchy of Dante's Inferno"

  • Worksheet: Comparing Sir Gawain and the Green Knight with "The Knight's Tale"

GRAMMAR AND USAGE:

  • Nothing new this unit.

MECHANICS:

  • Nothing new this unit.

TERMINOLOGY:

  • Allegory

  • Anonymity

  • Caesura

  • “Dance of death"

  • Epic

  • Fabliaux

  • Farce

  • Foil

  • Framed narrative

  • Hyperbole

  • Icon (religious art)

  • Miracle, mystery, and morality plays

  • Perspective (art and literature)

  • Symbol



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