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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week |
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|Prerequisites:||Usually admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in history.|
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CoordinatorDr Megan Cassidy-Welch
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This subject explores the ways in which medieval people gave meaning to the idea of the body. We will explore such topics as fragmented bodies and the medieval cult of saints; the gendering of the medieval body; medieval perceptions of death, decay and bodily resurrection; the ingestion of the sacred body of Christ in the Eucharistic ritual; medicalised understandings of the working of the body; deformed bodies, monsters and the possessed; representations of the body in medieval art; and the use of post-modern theories of the body in a medieval context. Students completing this unit should be able to engage critically with historical understandings of the body in a medieval context; demonstrate familiarity with the principal sources for the study of the medieval body; and demonstrate an understanding of the main debates about the body as a subject of historical enquiry.
|Assessment:||A research essay of 3000 words, 50% (due mid-semester) and a reflective essay of 2000 words, 50% (due in examintion period)|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Gender Studies) |
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (History)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Ancient and Medieval Studies)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Gender Studies)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (History)
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