Medieval and Renaissance Studies
The major and minor in medieval and Renaissance studies are interdisciplinary programs whose multi-faceted approach helps students better understand the complexity and richness of medieval civilization. In addition to courses that provide an introduction to medieval civilization, the programs include a number of courses in history, classical studies, music, English, English and French literatures, theater, and religious studies.
The Faculty of Arts offers a collaborative program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the master's level.
This bilingual graduate specialty is unique in Canada and provides a natural follow-up to current undergraduate programs. In addition to encouraging bilingualism and both the French and Anglo-Saxon schools of thought in Renaissance and medieval studies, the program gathers specialists from several disciplines and gives you the opportunity to examine a diversity of cultures and ancient societies of the fourth to seventeenth centuries.
For more information regarding this program of study, please refer to the Office of the Vice-Dean Research website.
- Biblical criticism and modern topics
- French and Occitan literature of the Middle Ages
- Gender and sexuality
- History and trades of the book from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
- History of institutions
- History of reading
- Late Antiquity to Renaissance literature, religion and philosophy
- Manuscript culture
- Medieval and modern theatre
- Multilingualism and languages in contact
- Narrative and historiography from Late Antiquity to the Modern Era
- Production and social use of writing
- Renaissance Italy
- Rhetoric and education from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance
- Troubadour poetry
- Women writers