Medieval Literature: Dreams and Visions (ENGL3642)


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.

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1x2-hr seminar/week


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

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(18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature) or (18 senior credit points from Celtic Studies)

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