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Lecture List

Medieval to Renaissance Lecture List 2018-19

Lectures will be on Tuesdays at 12 (Woods-Scawen Room, Arts Centre)

Autumn Term 2018

Week 1. Introduction to Medieval Literature, Sarah Wood

Week 2. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Fitt 1, Sarah Wood

Week 3. SGGK Fitt 2, Amanda Hopkins

Week 4. SGGK Fitt 3, Marco Nievergelt

Week 5. SGGK Fitt 4, Amanda Hopkins

Week 6. Reading Week: No Lecture (please read General Prologue of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, The Miller's Prologue and Tale, and The Reeve's Prologue and Tale)

Week 7. The Canterbury Tales: Fabliaux (The Miller's Tale, The Reeve's Tale), Amanda Hopkins

Week 8. CT: The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale, Marco Nievergelt

Week 9. CT: The Merchant's Tale, Sarah Wood

Week 10. CT: The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale, Sarah Wood

Spring Term 2019

Week 1. Medieval mystery plays, Teresa Grant

Week 2. Morality plays: Mankind, Teresa Grant

Week 3. Introduction to the Renaissance and Reformation, Paul Botley

Week 4. Thomas More's Utopia, Paul Botley

Week 5. The poetry of Sir Thomas Wyatt, Sarah Wood

Week 6. Reading week: no lecture

Week 7. Sidney's Defence of Poesie, Paul Botley

Week 8. Sir Philip Sidney, Astrophil and Stella, Katherine Forsyth

Week 9. Shakespeare, Sonnets, Marco Nievergelt

Week 10. Spenser, The Faerie Queene, book 1, cantos 1-6, Paul Botley

Summer Term 2019


Week 2. Spenser, The Faerie Queene, book 1, cantos 7-12, Marco Nievergelt

Week 3. Epyllia: Hero and Leander, Venus and Adonis, Marco Nievergelt

Week 4. Revision lecture, Sarah Wood