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An introduction to late medieval-literature, challenging modern assumptions about the medieval and exploring the diverse range of medieval literary culture, from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to the autobiographical narrative of Margery Kempe and surprising profanity of medieval lyric.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
This course offers an introduction to late-medieval literature, challenging modern assumptions about the nature of the 'medieval' and introducing a variety of texts from the popular to the courtly and from the sacred to the (very) profane. Students will become familiar with Medieval language and be introduced to themes and genres ranging from romance, narrative verse, drama, and woman’s writing to lyric verse. The course will also examine the cultural influence of the medieval in modern literature, and the concept of medievalism.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Course discussion board contribution (20%)
Group Project (10%)
800 words reflective writing on group project (10%)
3500 words written assignment (60%)
Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21
1 x Resit Essay (3,500 words)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Procedural||Understand||An ability to think and speak cogently about medieval literature.|
|Procedural||Analyse||An ability to discuss complex issues with clarity and cogency, both orally and in writing.|
|Procedural||Apply||An ability to organise study time effectively.|
|Reflection||Create||An ability to write clearly, succinctly, grammatically and idiomatically.|
|Procedural||Understand||An ability to read and appreciate Middle English|
|Conceptual||Understand||An ability to read and appreciate a selection of medieval texts, representing a variety of genres|
|Reflection||Analyse||An ability to understand and examine issues raised by the interpretation of medieval literature.|