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The Middle Ages Today

Introduces students to skills and ways of thinking essential to intellectual inquiry. Students will pose a creative and complex question; investigate it with critical analyses of reading, research, and data; and use appropriate research techniques and documentation to produce a substantial writing project.

Section: ITW-101-09
Credits: 4
Faculty: Meriem Pages
Days: MW
Times: 12:00PM‑1:45PM (MW)
Start/End Date: 08/28/23 - 12/15/23
Instruction Method: Lecture-based Learning
Comments: Kings and Queens: Imagining the Middle Ages in the Twenty-FirstCentury In this section of ITW, we will focus on the representation ofthe Middle Ages in contemporary popular culture. We will begin bydiscussing a few short medieval European texts before looking atmodern depictions of the medieval period. Although ourinvestigation of the ways in which the medieval is perceived andthe uses to which that image is put will begin with earlynineteenth-century English literary and artistic pieces, ourprincipal focus will be on contemporary adaptations of medievalliterature and history in contemporary visual media,including-but not limited to-film, TV, music videos, andadvertising.

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