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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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CoordinatorMegan Cassidy, Dr Catherine Kovesi
CATHERINE KOVESI, DR MEGAN CASSIDY-WELCH
|Subject Overview:||This seminar explores the ways in which medieval and Renaissance people gave meaning to the idea of the body. We will explore such topics as fragmented bodies and the cult of saints; the gendering of the body; medieval and Renaissance 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; the body and cosmos in the thought of Hildegard of Bingen and Leonardo da Vinci; and representations of the body in medieval and Renaissance art. Students completing this unit should be able to engage critically with historical understandings of the body in a medieval and Renaissance context; demonstrate familiarity with the principal sources for the study of the medieval and Renaissance body; and demonstrate an understanding of the main debates about the body as a subject of historical enquiry.|
|Objectives:||Students who successfully complete this subject should... |
|Assessment:||A research essay of 3000 words due in the 8th week of the semester (50%) and a reflective essay of 2000 words to be submitted during the examination period at the end of semester (50%)|
|Prescribed Texts:||A subject reader will be available at the beginning of semester|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Students who successfully complete this subject should |
Ancient, Medieval && Early Modern Studies |
Medieval & Renaissance Studies
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