Epic, Romance, and the Love of God: Medieval France and
Alternative Final Projects
The following projects are suggested as general ideas
alternative to Paper 3.
I hope some of you will take this opportunity
to explore different aspects of the medieval West and
the various expressions of humanity produced in Europe
during the Middle Ages. If you choose to take one of
these options, or if you think of another suitable one,
we should have a conversation about it before you get
- Create an illuminated manuscript.
- Write a parody of a romance, an epic,
or a Canterbury Tale.
- A combination of 1 and 2.
- Conduct research on one of the following: an
archaeological project; a masterpiece of art or
architecture; a particular text or tale; a town or
locality; medieval technological or agricultural changes;
or the life of a medieval individual. (I can provide a
list for inspiration and offer initial directions toward
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