Saints and Sinners in Medieval England

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LEO004B05
Vaknaam Saints and Sinners in Medieval England
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Zaligheid en zonde in het middeleeuwse Engeland
Leerdoelen Students will have sufficient knowledge and understanding of various literary traditions and their development in Medieval England in order to 1) contextualise the texts under investigation 2) evaluate a range of primary and secondary sources critically and systematically. They will also be able to conduct research on a topic related to the religious context.
Omschrijving Religion played a very important part in the life-experience of medieval people, and works dealing with the (related) topics of sin and sanctity comprise one of the most fascinating and rich categories of surviving medieval texts. This course will look at English texts of the Middle Ages in order to discover more about notions of sanctity and sinfulness, and to witness examples of holy and unholy behaviour. Such texts provide the reader with some of the earliest windows on the experiences of real individuals, and in the Book of Margery Kempe we encounter the earliest specimen of (women?s) autobiographical writing.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
Toetsvorm presentatie, schriftelijk tentamen
Vaksoort bachelor jr 2
Coördinator dr. C. Dekker
Docent(en) dr. C. Dekker
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The Book of Margery Kempe: Translated by Anthony Bale (Oxford UP, 2015) 978-0199686643 ca. €  15,00
Entreevoorwaarden Toegang tot het tweede jaar, d.w.z. minimaal 45 ECTS behaald uit de propedeuse van de BA Engelse Taal en Cultuur. NB: Voor het collegejaar 2021-2022 geldt een norm van minimaal 35 ECTS.
Opmerkingen 80% Compulsory attendance in seminars. This module can be taken as an elective, if the student meets the entrance requirements. Major students take precedence.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 2 semester II b keuze
Ba English Language and Culture 2 semester II b keuze