EH 655: Medieval Monsters aims to explore identity and monstrosity in European medieval
literature. We will read a variety of texts spanning several centuries that explore traditional
monsters (werewolves, etc.), as well as monstrousness and animality via race (Jews and Saracens)
and hybridity (hybrid races, hybrid monsters, hybrid animals). We will read texts in the original
Middle English where available, and translations of Old French and Latin works.