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ENGL315 Medieval Literature 2

A study of Chaucer and other Middle English authors

This paper examines selected Tales from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and other representative texts of the 13th to 15th centuries. It offers an introduction to medieval English literature and an insight into the culture of late medieval England. The aims of the paper are to develop your facility in reading Middle English, to introduce you to a range of genres and kinds of writing from the period, to explore the ways in which medieval literature is similar to or different from modern literature and to develop the critical skills that facilitate the reading of medieval literature in the light of the cultural and literary traditions of the period.

Paper title Medieval Literature 2
Paper code ENGL315
Subject English
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
18 200-level ENGL points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
Contact
greg.waite@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Greg Waite
Lecturer: Dr Sarah Couper
Textbooks
Course Reader: Selected Middle English Lyrics and Pearl (available at the Print Shop)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, edited and translated by W.R.J. Barron (revised ed., Manchester University Press, 1998)
Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales: Fifteen Tales and the General Prologue, ed. V.A. Kolve (Norton Critical Edition)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will:
  • Develop facility in reading Middle English
  • Be introduced to a range of genres and kinds of writing from the period
  • Explore the ways in which medieval literature is similar to or different from modern literature
  • Develop the critical skills that facilitate the reading of medieval literature in the light of the cultural and literary traditions of the period

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

A study of Chaucer and other Middle English authors

This paper examines selected Tales from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and other representative texts of the 13th to 15th centuries. It offers an introduction to medieval English literature and an insight into the culture of late medieval England. The aims of the paper are to develop your facility in reading Middle English, to introduce you to a range of genres and kinds of writing from the period, to explore the ways in which medieval literature is similar to or different from modern literature and to develop the critical skills that facilitate the reading of medieval literature in the light of the cultural and literary traditions of the period.

Paper title Medieval Literature 2
Paper code ENGL315
Subject English
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 200-level ENGL points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
Contact
greg.waite@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Greg Waite
Textbooks
Course Reader: Selected Middle English Lyrics and Pearl (available at the Print Shop)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, edited and translated by W.R.J. Barron (revised ed., Manchester University Press, 1998)
Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales: Fifteen Tales and the General Prologue, ed. V.A. Kolve (Norton Critical Edition)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will:
  • Develop facility in reading Middle English
  • Be introduced to a range of genres and kinds of writing from the period
  • Explore the ways in which medieval literature is similar to or different from modern literature
  • Develop the critical skills that facilitate the reading of medieval literature in the light of the cultural and literary traditions of the period

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 10:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22