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FR 3033
THE MIDDLE AGES IN FRANCE A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr M. Jubb

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR4033. It will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

The course studies a selection of short French texts written between 1150 and 1300. These cover a range of different genres, including narrative verse, lyric poetry, courtly romance and early drama, and they illustrate contrasting values and contrasting attiudes to the role of men and women in the society of the period. The background of the period is also studied, covering such topics as the production and reception of medieval, as opposed to modern, texts; feudalism, courtly love.

2 one-hour seminars per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 1800 to 2000 words (50% each)

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%)