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1

Introduction, The Matter of Britain: Nomenclature and National Identity

2 English Imperialism in the Twelfth-Century
3 Imperialist History I: Hebrew Models of Historical Narrative
4 Imperialist History II: Roman Models of Secular History
5 Imperialist History III: Christian Models of Salvation History
6 The Return of the Repressed: Multiplicity and the Marvelous
7 Student Presentations Student presentations 1 due
8 Reconquering the Past: The Motifs of Rivalry and Revenge
9 The Cause of Liberty and the Roots of British Disunity
10 The Hero of the Nation: Rescue and Redemption
11 Private Passions: The Political as Personal
12 Unnatural History: Linearity, Lineage, and Land Management
13 Land of Enchantment: Monsters, Marvels, and Mastery
14 Liberty and License: The Situational Ethics of Erotic Entanglements
15 Celtic Adventures and the Opportunities for Individual Self-Realization
16 Misadventures of the Noble Savage
17 The Dissolution of Britain: The Great Revolt of 1173-74
18 Gender Trouble: Parody and the Play of Perspectives in the Gawain Romances
19 Student Presentations Student presentations 2 due
20 Contemptus Mundi: Gothic Horror and the Grotesque
21 Lateran IV, Lay Spirituality, and Affective Piety
22 The World as Text
23 Cyclical Developments
24 Knight Errantry
25 Apocalyptic Visions and Cistercian Revisionism
26 The End of an Era