The Plague in Medieval Literature
Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., March 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course explores representations of the Black Death in medieval literature in this 6-session course. Writers such as Petrarch, Boccaccio, Chaucer and William Langland as well as others will be at the center of the conversations about the impact of plague on society, culture, and life. The class will examine both the experience of the plague as reflected in the works and the various ways people responded to it. Class members will attempt to understand this while also shining a light on our own experiences with the current pandemic.
INSTRUCTOR: Professor Johanna Fisher
Adjunct Professor, Department of English
Co-Director of Women and Gender Studies