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Literary Culture (2/5 ECTS)

Medieval literature can be seen as historical object, but also as literature in its full right – and this tension between its Alterity and its Modernity will be illustrated from several perspectives. The course features an eye on Latin literature, on less known traditions, but also an oversight of main developments in vernacular literature. It will be dealing with performance as a key to understanding the literary fact, music and poetry, formalizations of medieval imagination, and the history of criticism on medieval literature. Next to that, it will address the forms and modalities of its conservation in connection to ‘modern reading’ culture.


  1. Dr J. Koopmans (UvA): j.koopmans@uva.nl
  2. Prof. Dr A. Seyed-Gohrab (Utrecht): a.a.seyed-gohrab@uu.nl
  3. Dr P. Gerbrandy (UvA):  p.gerbrandy@uva.nl

Course schedule



To register, please send an email to: ozsmed@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

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