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Lecture. Introduction to Medieval English

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Rory Critten

Période de validité: 2022 ->

Horaires du cours (Hebdomadaire)

Date Lieu Remarque Thématique Intervenant(s)
2023/2024 : Mardi 09:15-10:00 (Hebdomadaire) Anthropole/1031     Rory Critten


Semestre de printemps
1 heures par semaine
14 heures par semestre
Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 1


The Introduction to Medieval English introduces students to some of the earliest literary texts in English and the languages in which those texts are written; our chronological scope ranges over one thousand years, from roughly 500 CE to roughly 1500 CE. The course is taught in the conviction that all students of English should know something about the earliest forms that English takes. At the same time, the course seeks to demonstrate the fundamental role that the Middle Ages play in the development of concepts that are of pressing importance today, including racial identity and gender expression. 


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 translation or in the original, accompanied by detailed narrative breakdowns.

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 from Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales


There are three assessments: 

1) A Translation Exam


2) A Chaucer commentary


3) A Final Exam 

More information on these assessements is given in the course Reader. 


There is a course Reader for the lecture and the workshops that students are required to buy. It will be made available at Repro (Anthropole) shortly before the beginning of the semester.

UtilisationCode facultéStatutCrédits
ANGL: Anglais pour étudiants HEP (2023 ->) - ANGL ›› Introduction à la langue et à la littérature médiévalesObligatoire1.00
Anglais, propédeutique (2013 ->) ›› Introduction à la langue et à la littérature médiévales - BA-ANG-1-1050Obligatoire1.00
A40-ANGL: Attestation 40 ECTS en anglais (2013 ->) - A40-ANGL ›› Introduction à la langue et à la littérature médiévales - A40-ANGL-1-50Obligatoire1.00
A40-ANGL: Attestation 40 ECTS en anglais (2013 ->) - A40-ANGL ›› Littérature médiévale - A40-ANGL-2-20Optionnel1.00
Complément d’études disciplinaires pour étudiants HEP - Niveau BA (2023 ->) ›› Littérature médiévale - ANGLOptionnel1.00
NIV-ANG: Mise à niveau MA, Anglais (2013 ->) - NIV-ANG ›› Introduction à la langue et à la littérature médiévales - NIV-ANG-1-1050Obligatoire1.00
Programme à options, 2ème partie (2013 ->) ›› Littérature médiévale - BA-OP-ANGLOptionnel1.00
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