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English Literature Survey : semestre d'automne : "Origins to 1485". Semestre de printemps : 1485-1785 - A1

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Denis Renevey
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2010 -> 2010

Pas d'horaire défini.


Semestre d'automne
1 heures par semaine
14 heures par semestre

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


Preparation for IMLL and all literature courses


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).


Validation interne: test in class in the last week of each semester (autumn and spring). Students will choose to answer 6 questions out of a possible 10. Short answer format.


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

Exigences du cursus d'études

Niveau B2 (Cadre européen commun de référence)

Informations supplémentaires


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