Graduate Seminar: William Paden

William D. Paden, Northwestern University
William D. Paden, Northwestern University
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Graduate Seminar
Monday, October 2, 1989 to Monday, December 4, 1989

Introduction to Old Occitan

William D. Paden, Northwestern University

The course introduced the student to reading Old Occitan (also called Old Proven├žal), with emphasis on the poetry of the troubadours.  Each session involved study of an aspect of morphology and translation of a text.  Collateral readings and reports concerned versification, the place of the troubadours in society, and the nature of courtly love.

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