FILM SERIES - Beginning September 16, 2013
Beginning in Fall 2013, the Barnard College Medieval and Renaissance Program will begin a new Film Series. The second Monday of each month, at 7pm, a film related to the periods will be shown in Milbank Hall. Free and open to all students. September 16: Margarethe von Trotta, Vision (2009); October 14: Ingmar Bergman, The Seventh Seal (1957); November 11: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975); Monday December 9: Eric Till, Luther (2003). For more details about the films, click here.
Medieval and Renaissance - Fall Courses 2013
English 3169: Renaissance Drama. Prof. Rachel Eisendrath: Tues / Thurs 4:10-5:25 PM). This class will examine English drama at the moment when it arose as a major art form. In Renaissance London, astonishingly complex plays emerged that reflected the diverse urban life of the city, as well as the layered and often contradictory inner life of the individual. This poetically rich theater was less concerned with presenting answers, and more with staging questions—about gender, race, religion, literary tradition, love, sex, authority, and class. In this course, we will try to tap into this theater’s cosmopolitan, enlivened poetics by studying not only Shakespeare, but also the various other major authors who constituted this literary world: Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, Thomas Dekker, Thomas Middleton, John Webster, and the female playwright Aphra Behn. —R. Eisendrath
French 3026: French Renaissance Art and Literature - A Poem and a Painting (Mon / Wed 4.10-5.25PM). Course that pairs writings (poetry, prose, theater, etc.) with various art forms (painting, sculpture, 'feather painting', etc.) in order to explore the relationship between art and literature in sixteenth-century France. --Ph. J. Usher (Email: pusher-at-barnard.edu for more information)
French 3021: Major French Texts (Mon / Wed 1.10-2.25PM): Survey course of French literature from the first texts written in French (e.g. the 'Serment de Strasbourg) up to 17th century classical theater. Main authors: Marie de France, the anonymous author of the Chanson de Roland, Rabelais, Montaigne, Molière, Racine. --Ph. J. Usher (Email: pusher-at-barnard.edu for more information)
About the Program
The Medieval and Renaissance program at Barnard College enables students to acquire a thorough knowledge of the most important aspects of Medieval or Renaissance civilizations and to gain an awareness of the interdependence of historical and cultural developments.
All images are drawn from manuscripts/books owned by Barnard College or Columbia University and made available by Columbia's Digital Scriptorium. Images used with permission. The image in the top-left is from Barnard College's MS 1, a fourteenth-century Italian manuscript.