WEEK ELEVEN WORDS

FABLE/FABLIAU         JEAN BODEL        JONGLEUR
MARIE DE FRANCE         LAIS
VILAIN/COURTOIS            MESALLIANCE
SENS (
wisdom, good sense)               MESURE (= moderation, antithesis of Pride, not going over the top, judicious), antithesis is DESMESURE
PUDENDA            VIT (
prick)               COILLES (balls)               CON (cunt)               CUL (arsehole)               FOUTRE (fuck [vb.])

1. From Fable to Fabliau
2. Uncomfortable topics: are they funny?
3. Stock characters and topoi from romances
4. Who wrote them? What kind of intended audience?
5. Why no medieval pornography in the West?


TROUBADOR/TROBAIRITZ                         LANGUEDOC
TRISTAN AND YSEUT/ISOLDE
RENART THE FOX
CHRETIEN DE TROYES
COURTLY LOVE         C.S. LEWIS            GEORGES DUBY & "LES JEUNES"
STEPHEN JAEGER, ENNOBLING LOVE
ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE         HELOISE            HILDERGARDE OF BINGEN
ANDREAS CAPELLANUS            OVID
QUESTIONES            DISPUTATIO(N)            ARS (
= science)               PERITUS (skilled)            ORDO (= procedure, order of attack)

EREC AND ENIDE              
YVAIN or KNIGHT OF THE LION            LUNETE        LAUDINE          
GAWAIN
CLIGES          ALIS (Cliges' uncle)     FENICE             PUCELE/DAME (Virgin/Lady or wife)
PROVENCE, PROVENCAL            COUNTESS MARIE DE CHAMPAGNE

1. Troubadors and their culture
2. "Courtly Love", a C19 invention
3. But this was the origin of a literary tradition of romantic love
4. Andreas Capellanus and his DE AMORE.
5. Chretien de Troyes' romances (3rd 1/4 12th c.) : Handbooks of Married Love?
6 (a).   Clig
ès for Nullity etc.  (b) Erec and Enide, Yvain for the duties of a husband

Primary Source Materials:

Andreas Capellanus, De Amore
"Audigier", "The Lady who was Castrated",
and "The Fisherman from Pont-sur-Seine"
Gottfried von Strassberg, Tristan, (extract): "The Love of Tristan's Parents" (a mini-Romance)