Units of Study

ENGL3642 - Studies in Medieval Literatures

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Margaret Rogerson

Description

This unit is devoted to linguistic, literary, critical and cultural studies of Medieval English and other literatures from 1066 to 1550. The particular topic will be closely related to the research and scholarly interest of the teacher offering the unit. In 2011 the topic will be "Dreams and Visions". This unit will study the literature of dreams and visions of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period against a range of literary and social backgrounds. The unit will begin with a survey of the classical and biblical background to works which may be defined as dreams or visions, as well as examining the relationship between the two genres and their transformations from the Middle Ages into the Renaissance.

Assessments

2x3000wd essays (100%)

Textbooks

The Dream of the Rood
Langland's, The Vision of Piers Plowman
Julian of Norwich's, Revelations of Divine Love
Shakespeare's, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

Credit or above in 12 senior credit points of English

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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