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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: • It’s 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 Authur’s court and their battles...
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- Spring '11
- Literature, Romance languages, chivalric romance