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English Medieval Lyrics

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Lucy Perry
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2005 -> 2005

Pas d'horaire défini.


Semestre d'été
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Non
Crédits: 0


The medieval lyric, religious or secular, lyrics as communal song or solitary contemplation, songs about love, longer narrative ballads, celebratory carols, songs of mourning and regret: as well as analysing the texts and their poetic form, this course will consider issues of words and music, performance, and manuscript context. Through the selected texts we will explore different aspects of medieval culture, for example, the theological and religious, attitudes towards love and sex, and attitudes to the male and female body. The corpus of medieval lyrics is largely anonymous but we will study also the short poems of Chaucer. The course will focus mainly on lyrics of the 13th to 15th centuries, but we will spend some time on early modern English lyrics in order to think critically about the boundary separating medieval and modern.


Text book: John C. Hirsh, ed. Medieval Lyric: Middle English Lyrics, Ballads, and Carols, edited by John C. Hirsh (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2005)
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