Units of Study

ENGL3642 - Medieval Literature: Dreams and Visions

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jan Elizabeth Shaw


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.


1x1500wd annotated bibliography (25%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (35%)


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


1x2-hr seminar/week


18 senior credit points of English or Australian Literature


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm




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