France in the Making: Language, Nation, and Literary Culture in Premodern Europe
Origins and transformations of French imaginaries. Inquiry into earliest myths/images, including crusade and holy war, which pitted France and Europe against Arab and Muslim world. Fictional, historical chronicle, autobiography, and film exploring how first ideas of France in the West were forged through conflict--war, foreign occupation, American "new France" settlement. One course.
Medieval & Renaissance Studies 465, ICS