Courses: Piers Plowman (ENGLB303001)
Class Number: 1246
A contemporary of Chaucer, William Langland dedicated his life to writing and rewriting a moving poem that questions the relationship between artistic expression, social activism, and spiritual healing. We will read his great text, Piers Plowman, both as our subject and point of departure for thinking about the literary, political, and religious cultures in late 14th- and early 15th-century England. In addition, we will contextualize the poem using selections from penitential manuals, legal documents, treatises on translation, and rebel broadsides, as well as texts by contemporary authors (including Chaucer, Gower and Lydgate).
Div: III; Haverford: Humanities (HU)
Enrollment Limit: 18;
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1246 Div: III; HU
Bryn Mawr, EHI