FRENGEN 204: Songs of Love and War: Gender, Crusade, Politics (Winter 2012)
Medieval love, satirical and Crusade lyrics in the Old Occitan, and Old French traditions. Focus on deictic address, corporeal subjectivity, the female voice, love debates, and the body as a figure of political conflict. Also modern translation and reception of the troubadour tradition. Poets include Ovid, Bernart de Ventadorn, Bertran de Born, La Comtessa de Dia, Thibaut de Champagne, Sordello, Dante, Pound, and Neruda.
Performer:Nic Reiner and TAE