- Ovid's Metamorphoses (I know this is classical -- for background)
- OE Physiologus
Lais of Marie de France
- The History and Topography of Ireland
- The Travels of Sir John Mandeville
- Dante's Inferno
- The Decameron
- The Saga of the Volsungs
- The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki
I'm avoiding Chaucer and Arthurian stuff, because those are covered in other undergrad courses. I'm also avoiding Beowulf & SGGK, because I'm sick of them myself. I might assign "The Monsters and the Critics" anyway, though, under the assumption the students have all read Beowulf before.
Any last minute advice from those who've taught medieval monsters before?* Is there a really, really obvious text I'm blanking on?
*Er, taught about medieval monsters. Unless you've been tenured for so long that your first students were actual medieval monsters.