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ENGL214 Medieval Literature 1

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 14th and 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 1
Paper code ENGL214
Subject English
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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Prerequisite
One 100-level ENGL paper (excluding ENGL 126) or 36 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
greg.waite@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Greg Waite
Textbooks
Course Reader (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.
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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 2019

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

A study of Chaucer and other Middle English authors.

Literature of the medieval world ranges across works on love, temptation, belief, and warfare.  This paper will give you a strong grounding in Middle English language, with a focus on Geoffrey Chaucer's The Book of the Duchess, and on Gawain and the Green Knight.  The second part of the paper will reach further afield into the medieval world, examining Dante's Divine Comedy, The Arabian Nights, and a Russian story of Dracula.

Paper title Medieval Literature 1
Paper code ENGL214
Subject English
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
One 100-level ENGL paper (excluding ENGL 126) or 36 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

simone.marshall@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Convenor: Asociate Professor Simone Marshall

Textbooks

Gawain and the Green Knight, ed. W.R.J. Barron (Manchester University Press, 1998)
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy: Inferno, trans. Michael Palma (Norton, 2007)
The Arabian Nights, trans. Husain Haddawy (Norton, 2009)
The Wallace, ed. Anne McKim (TEAMS, 2003)

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

Second 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 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41