UNIL
Vous êtes ici: UNIL > L'enseignement > Fiche de cours
Français | English   Imprimer   

Fiche de cours

Lecture. Discovery: Medieval English

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Rory Critten
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2021 -> 2021

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

The goal of this course is to interest students in medieval English studies. Its purpose is to equip students with the basic skills and knowledge required to proceed with confidence in the discipline.

Contenu

Students follow a 45-minute lecture and one of six 90-minute workshops.

The lectures treat topics of broad relevance in medieval English studies via readings of a selection of short texts that students will be given in facing-page translation (Old English and Early Middle English) or in the original, accompanied by detailed narrative breakdowns (Late Middle English). These lectures will aim to give a broad survey of Old and Middle English text types.

The workshops are designed to foster reading facility in Old and Middle English via a crash course in Old English (weeks 1-6) and readings in the first fragment of the Canterbury Tales, i.e. The General Prologue and the tales of the Knight, the Miller, the Reeve, and the Cook (weeks 7-13).

Evaluation

There are three assessments:

A translation exam, which tests students' ability to render an unseen passage of simple Old English prose into Present Day English (45 minutes). The passage will be heavily glossed; only words on a pre-announced list will not be translated on the exam sheet. Training for this exam will occupy weeks 1-6 of the workshop. It will take place during the lecture slot in week 7. This is a closed book exam. It is written by the course lecturer and graded by students' workshop instructors.

A Chaucer exam, which tests material covered in the workshops in weeks 7-13 (45 minutes). Students write one essay choosing from two essay prompts. This exam takes place in the workshop slots in week 13. This is an open book exam. It is written and graded by students' workshop instructors.

A final exam, which tests material covered in the lectures (45 minutes). Students write one essay choosing from two essay prompts. This exam takes place during the lecture slot in week 13. This is an open book exam. It is written and graded by the course lecturer.

These exams are equally weighted. The mean average of students' grades across all three assessments will be their final result.

Students are invited to submit mock exams for the translation and Chaucer exams to their workshop instructors in weeks 5 and 11. Further instructions are given on Moodle.

Bibliographie

There are two set texts for the course, which students are required to buy: Richard Marsden, The Cambridge Old English Reader, 2nd ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). V. A. Kolve and Glending Olson, ed. The Canterbury Tales: Seventeen Tales and the General Prologue, 3rd ed. (New York: Norton, 2018). These books can be bought at Lausanne's English bookshop, Booksbooksbooks (https://booksbooksbooks.ch; Rue Jean-Louis Galliard 2 1004 Lausanne). A list of further reading can be found on Moodle.

Unicentre - CH-1015 Lausanne - Suisse
Tél. +41 21 692 11 11
Canton de Vaud
Swiss University