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Medievalism: from Spenser to the screen

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

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

Période de validité: 2015 -> 2015

Pas d'horaire défini.


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

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


In this course we will engage with the recent critical framework around medievalism in order to analyze the various manifestations of the medieval in post-medieval literature, art and culture. Texts to be studied include extracts from Spenser's The Faerie Queene, works of the romantic and Victorian poets, e.g. Keats and Tennyson, twentieth-century adaptions of Arthurian romance, such as T. H. White's The Once and Future King, as well as fantasy novels that mine the store of medieval language, themes, and motifs to create original plots and characters, e.g. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. There will also be the opportunity to enquire into the medievalism of the nineteenth-century artistic movement the pre-Raphaelites, as well as the renewed enthusiasm for all things medieval in contemporary culture.


Oral contribution.

One in-class essay (mid-term, counts as one third of the overall grade); one (take-home) research essay (2,000 words, counts as two-thirds of the overall grade).
Extended Essay option: for an additional two credits, you may either write a further essay (2000 words) extending the ideas of the required research essay.


Short extracts and poems will be provided on the course Moodle site. Other recommended editions of novels to be advised.

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