Graduate Seminar: William Paden

William D. Paden, Northwestern University

William D. Paden, Northwestern University

Monday, October 2, 1989Monday, December 4, 1989
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Graduate Seminar

Introduction to Old Occitan

William D. Paden, Northwestern University

The course introduced the student to reading Old Occitan (also called Old Provençal), 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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