Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Parkville - 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:
Total expected time commitment is 170 hours across the semester, including class time.
Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth year honours in English & theatre studies.
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||
Formerly 106-414 Medieval Representations. Students who have completed 106-414 Medieval Representations are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorProf Stephanie Trigg
How did medieval writers conceptualise emotions, passions, and feelings? This subject will introduce students to a selection of medieval English texts in a range of narrative and dramatic genres that privilege different forms of emotional practice: romance, lyric, allegory, confessional writing, and religious texts, focussing on the crucifixion of Christ. The subject also offers a detailed study of Chaucer's magnificent Trojan love story, Troilus and Criseyde. We will read these texts through the frameworks of contemporary critical discussions of history of emotions and affect theory. No prior knowledge of Middle English is assumed in this subject, which is designed as an introduction to medieval literature and culture.
Students who complete this subject will:
Students will write: (a) a report of 1000 words 20% (due mid-semester), and an essay of 4000 words 80% (due in the examination period); or (b) an essay of 5000 words 100% (due in the examination period).
Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% (or 10 out of 12) classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Any student who fails to meet this hurdle without valid reason will not be eligible to pass the subject. All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject. Essays submitted after the due date without an extension will be penalised 2% per day. Essays submitted after two weeks of the assessment due date without a formally approved application for special consideration or an extension will only be marked on a pass/fail basis if accepted.
• Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 1, The Middle Ages.
• Chaucer, Troilus and Criseyde, ed. Barney. Norton Critical Editions
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject will have developed skills in:
English and Theatre |
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - English and Theatre Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - English and Theatre Studies
PC-ARTS English and Theatre Studies
PD-ARTS English and Theatre Studies
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