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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||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Additional texts to be supplied as handouts.
Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Riverside Chaucer, ed. Larry D. Benson, 3rd edn. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988):
We’ll be focusing on General Prologue, The Knight’s Tale, The Miller’s Tale, The Reeve’s Tale, The Merchant’s Tale, The Franklin’s Tale, The Nun’s Priest’s Tale, The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale
Kempe, Margery. The Book of Margery Kempe, trans. B. A. Windeatt (Houndmills: Penguin, 2000).
The Lais of Marie de France, trans. Glyn S. Burgess and Keith Busby, 2nd edn (London: Penguin, 1999). (Bisclavret)
Shakespeare, William, and John Fletcher. Two Noble Kinsmen, ed. Eugene M. Waith (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, trans. and ed. Bernard O'Donoghue (London: Penguin, 2006)
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 2500-3000 word essay (40%), 2000-2500 word essay ( 40%), presentation (10%) seminar work (10%).
Resit: Essay Submission (100%).
Throughout the course students will be encouraged to ask for formative assessment from the tutor on their achievements. Individual and group discussions with the tutor will also give students a chance to develop their undertanding of what is asked of them and how they can produce this.