Undergraduate Units of Study

MDST2611 - Medieval Heroes and Heroines

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Andrea Mary Louise Williams


The Middle Ages presents a remarkable range of heroic characters, from mythical dragon-slayers (Beowulf) to historical figures (Joan of Arc), and many medieval archetypes still familiar in modern culture have emerged from that period: the 'knight in shining armour', Crusaders, martyrs, rulers, and lovers. This unit considers their significance for the medieval public and addresses theoretical issues such as the definition of a hero/ine and the extent to which the concept has evolved from the Middle Ages to modern times.


2x1500wd essays (66.6%), 1x1500wd equivalent class presentation (33.4%)


1x1-hr lecture/week, 2x1-hr seminar/week


At least 18 junior credit points from Table A, of which 12 credit points are from one subject area

Additional Information

This unit of study may be counted towards majors in History, French Studies, English, and European Studies

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