The essays gathered in this volume present multifaceted considerations of the intersection of objects and gender within the cultural contexts of late medieval France and England.
During the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the era of the Hundred Years War and Joan of Arc, France struggled to free herself from the English threat and bloody civil war, while women struggled to find a voice.
Many socio-cultural norms were being challenged at this time, including misogynous stereotypes perpetuated by literary and non-literary writings. Module aims To trace the roles of key authors in debates about gender, sex and authority; To examine the ways in which medieval authors and poets operated, competed, and composed within communities; To trace the legacy of these debates and conflicts in visual culture of the period, of the nineteenth century, and of the modern day manuscript illumination, painting, film etc.
Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of key poems and prose texts in the field of late medieval French literature, as well as a broader understanding of the transmission of these texts.
Demonstrate competence in reading and analysing Middle French. Analyse texts as culturally produced artefacts, showing an awareness of their relation to the socio-cultural and historical context in which they were written and circulated.
Argue at length and in detail about an aspect of the topic, supporting the argument with evidence from the text and with opinions from secondary literature. Use a range of literary- critical terminology, applying it to independently researched material as well as to material introduced by the module tutor.
Using recommended bibliographical tools, present a critical bibliography giving a balanced overview of an aspect of the subject ILO: Personal and key skills 8.
Manage own learning time and learning activities with limited guidance from module tutor. Undertake independent research on the basis of the taught module. Present information and arguments on a designated or negotiated topic to a group of listeners and respond to questions.
Using bibliographical material provided, select, plan, and carry out a programme of study leading to an essay on a chosen topic, to a specified length and deadline. Syllabus plan Starting with theoretical definitions of sex and gender, and the Querelle de la Rose, in weeks we examine the interdependent traditions of the defamation and defence of women through text.
We shall first see how, in the course of this largely epistolary quarrel, intellectual male authors close ranks to exclude a female author, Christine de Pizan, and then we investigate the ways in which she turns the tables. This major literary event sets the scene for a much longer quarrel in the latter half of the fifteenth century, the Querelle de la Belle Dame sans mercy, on which we shall concentrate in weeks We will also look more generally at the modern depiction of medieval women in art and on film.
Learning activities and teaching methods given in hours of study time Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities Guided independent study.To evaluate the dynamics of a debating culture in late medieval France, with particular reference to two important literary quarrels: the Querelle de la Rose and the Querelle de la Belle Dame sans mercy; To identify a range of misogynous and pro-feminine moves made in these quarrels against the backdrop of the long-running debate about the.
In the history of western culture, the late medieval and early Renaissance period has traditionally been interpreted as the beginning of a new civilisation. In Italy the growth of the In what ways were honour and gender mutually related in Renaissance society?
Medieval women and their objects / "Looking closely at the meanings--literal and figurative--of the complex relationship of medieval women to material possessions. The essays gathered in this volume present multifaceted considerations of the intersection of objects and gender within the cultural contexts of late medieval France.
Module description. Late medieval France was a transitional period for French history, culture and literature. During the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the era of the Hundred Years War and Joan of Arc, France struggled to free itself from both the external English threat and from protracted and bloody civil war, while women struggled to find a voice and to assert their moral worth.
“Authority, Gender and Emotions in Late Medieval and Early Modern England is a rich and wide-ranging collection of essays that addresses the ways men and women negotiated and often manipulated emotion to engage in social, legal, and political life.
this collection will be of interest to anyone concerned with emotional expression and the Author: Susan Broomhall.
The Late Middle Ages or Late Medieval Period was the period of European history lasting from to AD. The Late Middle Ages followed the High Middle Ages and preceded the onset of the early modern era (and, in much of Europe, the Renaissance).
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