A survey of courtly, popular, and religious literature and drama of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
Dream-vision poetry includes some of the most important and influential literature of the Middle Ages: Chaucer's The House of Fame, The Legend of Good Women, The Book of the Duchess, and The Parliament of Fowls; Langland's Piers Plowman; Pearl; The Romance of the Rose; and Dante's Divine Comedy. This paper will focus on these great works, while examining some of the early influences on dream-vision poetry (Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy and Macrobius' Commentary on the Dream of Scipio), and some later examples of the genre (Lydgate's Temple of Glas and Skelton's Bouge of Court).
|Paper title||Middle English|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2020|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,142.40|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,661.93|
- 72 points from ENGL 311-368, EURO 302
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- Teaching staff
- Convener and Lecturer: Dr Simone Celine Marshall
- Paper Structure
- The paper is structured into five sections:
- Dream Visions of Authority
- Dream Visions of Death
- Satirical Dream Visions
- The Debate Genre
- Dream Visions Concerning Women
- Teaching Arrangements
- One 2-hour seminar per week.
- Dream Visions and Other Poems, ed. Kathryn Lynch (Norton, 2007)
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of this paper, students will have achieved the following outcomes:
- Become familiar with a wide range of medieval dream-vision literature
- Become familiar with a wide range of texts that have influenced medieval dream-vision literature
- Improved their ability to read Middle English language
- Increased their ability to critically analyse literary texts
- Improved their ability to develop and write a scholarly argument