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English Literature Survey : semestre d'automne : "Origins to 1485". Semestre de printemps : "1485-1785" - A2

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Kirsten Anne Stirling
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2009 -> 2009

Pas d'horaire défini.

Cours

Semestre de printemps
1 heures par semaine
14 heures par semestre

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

Objectif

Preparation for IMLL and all literature courses

Contenu

This course is designed to familiarise students with the history of Literature in the British Isles during the period ca. 800 AD - 1485 AD, which therefore includes both the 'Old English' or 'Anglo-Saxon' and the 'Medieval' period. You will be asked to read weekly extracts of relevant texts that will then be discussed in class, with a particular attention to the changing cultural, social and political contexts in which the literature was produced. The survey thus aims to give students a sense of the evolution and history of early British literature and culture, to familiarise them with the variety of the literary genres that the period has produced (epic, romance, lyric, drama, chronicle, elegy, satire), and to introduce them to the central themes of Old and Middle English literature (heroism, love, Christian morals, mysticism, chivalry, sacred history, political history, social criticism).

Bibliographie

Norton Anthology of English Literature (7th edition), volume 1

Exigences du cursus d'études

Niveau B2 (Cadre européen commun de référence)

Informations supplémentaires

http://www.unil.ch/angl/

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