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ENGL 4800-Introduction to Literary Theory: Medieval

Key Individuals

St. Augustine - On Christian Doctrine

Macrobius - Commentary on the Dream of Scipio

Boethius - Consolation of Philosophy

NeoPlatonism

   Plotinus

   Porphyry

   Proclus

Books in the Library

Medieval Theory

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism states that the theme of medieval theory is " 'translation studii', the carrying over of ancient learning through reading and commentary" (p.500).