Medieval

CNU English will be offering a Major Authors course on Geoffrey Chaucer that will also count towards the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Minor. John Dryden considered Chaucer to the “the father of English poetry;” more recently, Francine Prose has observed that: “It has become fashionable to talk about voice in fiction as if it were […]

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The following courses being offered in Spring term 2018 qualify for credit in the MRST program: CLST 201 The Mythic Imagination ENGL 200 Literary Foundations: Ancient – 17th Century ENGL 312 History of the English Language ENGL 373 Myth, Legend and Romance in Medieval British Literature ENGL 423 Major Authors: Chaucer* FNAR 202 World Art […]

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Hello CNU Medievalists and Early Modernists and welcome back to campus for the start of the new academic year. This semester the MRST Minor will be presenting three lectures by CNU faculty to be given at the Trible Library. We encourage all of you to attend and to bring anyone from the campus and the community […]

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When we think about medieval buildings – castles, cathedrals, etc – we tend to think of sprawling stone structures, and that is completely understandable! Typically that is how medieval buildings are photographed: from the outside, hopefully with dramatic lighting. Cathedrals tend to be particularly photogenic from the outside, and I returned from a trip to […]

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Christopher Newport University sent our first ever undergraduates to the 11th Annual “Meeting in the Middle” at Longwood University on April 7th & 8th of 2017. Dyllan Cecil (History & Classics, Class of 2017) and Summer Thrasher (History, Class of 2017) presented their research to a diverse group of undergraduates and faculty from universities across […]

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Join Dr. Cartwright and Dr. Moran on Wednesday March 15th at 1:30 for a hands-on workshop that will give you experience reading manuscripts from Europe and the New World. Dr. Moran will discuss the books of the Americas (both before and after the Conquest) and then will lead participants through a translation and reading of […]

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The following courses offered at CNU starting in May and August will count towards the fulfillment of our minor in medieval and Renaissance studies. MAY 2017 FNAR 403W Adv. Topics in Art History: Renaissance Florence (WI) FALL Term 2017 ENGL 200 Literary Foundations I: Ancient – 17th Century ENGL 271 The Arthurian Legend in Fiction […]

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For students, particularly in Art History, there is an increasing number of resources for images online. Last month the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced that their entire collection of online images would be freely available for everyone to download and use. You can search the collection by artist, by object type, by […]

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This is the first of several posts that will explore the relationship between the humanities and the sciences. We’ll be writing a range of posts that look at historical figures ranging from the Venerable Bede to Leonardo da Vinci who worked across the areas that we consider to be the arts, the humanities AND the […]

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(This post is a resource for my students ENGL 223-6, who will be reading a range of medieval English and Norse literature in translation. By no means does this post provide an exhaustive list of museum and web resources for the study of material culture in early England and France, but it’s a start, and […]

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