The Joys of Old French

Hilary week 4

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ROMANCE  AND FINDING ONESELF

Béroul, ll. 569-1082
Chrétien de Troyes excerpts:
• prologues to Erec et Enide, Cligès, Le Chevalier de la Charrette, Le Chevalier au Lion, and Le Conte du Graal
Le Chevalier de la Charrette: Lancelot named – lovers’ lamentations – the Night of Love

Extra-curricular extras:

  • Chrétien de Troyes, Le Conte du Graal (Perceval)
  • Renaut de Beaujeu, Le Bel inconnu

For next week: Béroul, ll.1070-2151
Excerpts (+ a choice!): Le Roman de Renart, Jean de Meun’s Roman de la Rose

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