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Exploration : Wars and wonders: tales of the early British kings from Brutus to Arthur

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

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

Période de validité: 2016 -> 2016

Pas d'horaire défini.

Séminaire

Semestre de printemps
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

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

Contenu

In this seminar we will study extracts from Lawman's 'Brut', which relates the story of Britain and its early legendary kings, providing the earliest account in English of the legendary king Arthur. Written around 1200-1250, this text masquerades as "history" but is nuanced by the new and evolving fictional genre, romance. We will explore themes of kingship, villainy and heroism, women, magic and the supernatural.

Evaluation

Students will be required to give a short oral presentation in addition to two written evaluations: a mid-term evaluation, consisting of a close-reading of a passage of one of the extracts, and an end-of-term essay (written in class, c. 1500 words).

Bibliographie

Texts available for download from moodle.

Exigences du cursus d'études

Discovery : Medieval English

Informations supplémentaires

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

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