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Unformatted text preview: ENGL 237 - Lecture 1 Chretien de Troyes Yvain, for the Knight of the Lion 1170 Chivalric Romance He was there associated with the court and writing these stories Very little is known about him Written in French originally Romance: Its in a romantic language Not in Latin or greek the romantic languages The daring step to do pop culture / literature Pop culture because the materials he was written about he did not invent He did not invent any of the characters, only minor ones This is what makes his plot so interesting The major characters are all Known part of what everyone would know and stories that cilculated The stories themselves, the main plot were often known o He twisted and added things to it o Therefore, there was tremendous originality but there will also sources Chivalric Romance: It has knights The genre that he delt with Jefferey de monde mode o More interested in Authurs court and their battles...
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course ENGL 237 taught by Professor Halavi-wise during the Spring '11 term at McGill.
- Spring '11