22 September, 2009

My Classes!

HELLO, EVERYONE! THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE CLASSES I'M TAKING THIS SEMESTER ("TERM"): I'M EXCITED--Y'ALL SHOULD BE, TOO!


CE 2027

ARTHUR IN MEDIEVAL WELSH AND GAELIC LITERATURE

CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A O'Leary

The legend of King Arthur has captured people's imagination from the Middle Ages right up to the present day. This course provides an introduction to the origin and development of that legend. We will examine the literature and pseudo-history of Arthur among the Celtic-speaking peoples, and in particular the emergence and growth of motifs which have had an enduring impact on European fiction and film. A weekly lecture will provide a literary and historical overview; in tutorials students will analyse and debate individual themes and sources in more detail.


HI 2012

POWER AND PIETY: MEDIEVAL EUROPE, 1100-1500

CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr M-L Ehrenschwendtner

Between 1100 and 1500 western Europe was undergoing fundamental transformations: new technical, economic and political challenges, fresh developments in religious and intellectual life and catastrophes like wars, diseases and climate change fundamentally shaped European societies for centuries to come. This course offers a thematic survey of medieval western societies with lectures and tutorials focussing on religion, kingship and warfare, economy and environment, cultural renaissances and intellectual novelties, the emergence of national states and identities and the discovery of new worlds.


CE 1028

ROMANS, CELTS, DRUIDS, AND WARRIORS

CREDIT POINTS 20

Course Co-ordinator: Dr C DownhamPre-requisite(s): None.

This course will provide an inter-disciplinary study of the Celtic-speaking peoples from prehistory to the early Middle Ages. We will explore the origins and spread of Celtic language and culture, the subsequent marginalisation of the Celts in Roman literature; pre-historic archaeology; pagan beliefs; conversion to Christianity; the role of women; heroic literature; the cult of warriors; and finally, popular representations of the Celts in modern literature and thought.

1 comment:

Emilee said...

I am jealous. Very, very jealous. But I'm in Malory, so I shouldn't feel too bad.