Medieval German Epic Romance A+ B

Languages & Cultures, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

College of Arts and Law


Code 23833

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Module description

This module will study in detail two notable narratives from the so-called Middle High German 'Blütezeit': Hartmann von Aue's 'Erec' and the anonymous 'Nibelungenlied'. These will be studied both in their own right and as representatives of contrasting literary genres.