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This course focuses on the emphasis on sameness in conceptions of love and friendship within medieval and early modern literature, exploring its implications for the history of sexuality, and its impact on political ideology.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
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'One soul in two bodies': Michel de Montaigne's definition of friendship reflects a cultural preference for sameness that informs medieval and early modern literature. This course explores the significance of the privileging of sameness in conceptions of love and friendship, its implications for the history of sexuality, and its impact on political ideology. No prior knowledge of medieval language is necessary: modern English translations will be provided. Texts may include Amis and Amiloun; Chaucer, Troilus and Criseyde; Marlowe, Edward II; Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona; Elizabeth Cary's The Tragedy of Mariam.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1200 word theory exercise (20%)
Discussion Board Contribution (20%)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Reflection||Analyse||An ability to reflect critically on conceptions and representations of love, desire, and friendship in medieval and early modern literature, in speech and writing.|
|Procedural||Apply||Read and appreciate a selection of medieval and early modern texts and engage with critical debates concerning medieval and early modern practices of love and friendship.|
|Reflection||Create||Ability to think and speak about medieval and early modern writing using appropriate techniques and terminology. An ability to discuss complex issues with clarity and cogency|
|Conceptual||Understand||Knowledge and Understanding of the historical context shaping conceptions and representations of love, friendship, desire, and sex in medieval and early modern writing.|
|Procedural||Understand||Ability to demonstrate a critical understanding of key issues in modern theoretical approaches to desire, friendship, and sexuality in contributions to discussion, oral presentations, and written work|
|Procedural||Evaluate||Able to: discuss complex issues with clarity and cogency, both orally and in writing; write clearly, succinctly, grammatically, and idiomatically; organise study time effectively|