Lecture: Death and Dying in Medieval England

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Humanities
    Domain English
    Code UE-L06.01320
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Level Master, Bachelor
    Semester SP-2023

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Tuesday 15:15 - 17:00, Hebdomadaire (Spring semester)

    Teaching

    Responsibles
    • Dutton Elisabeth
    Teachers
    • Dutton Elisabeth
    Description

    This course explores the representations of death in poems, plays and prose of medieval England.  Attitudes to death may have varied during years of plague and war: Church teaching encouraged the creation of texts that taught people how to die well, and how to be prepared for death in order to avoid eternal punishment in hell; saints’ lives provided positive examples, while pictures and funeral monuments provided terrifying images of mortality.  Within the momento mori tradition the dance of death trope evolved, with its combination of visual and textual elements. Images of death in medieval art will be discussed, and presentations of death and dying on the medieval stage.  

    21.02.  Heroic Deaths in Old English
    28.02    Villainous Deaths in Old English
    07.03    Medical Death
    14.03    Death as Resistance: Martyrs
    21.03    Slaughtering the Innocents
    28.03    Gendered Deaths
    04.04    Dying Well
    18.04   Death and Despair
    25.04    Personifying Death on the medieval stage 1
    02.05    Personifying Death on the medieval stage 2
    09.05    Lydgate’s Daunce of Poulys
    16.05    Christ’s Death
    23.05    Presenting Death on the early modern stage
    30.05    Conclusions

    Training objectives
    • Increased familiarity with Old English and Middle English language
    • Understanding of concepts of death in historical context
    • Familiarity with medieval iconography of Death
    • Understanding of literary tradition of ‘how to die well’
    • Appreciation of dramatic tradition of staging death
    Softskills
    Yes
    Off field
    Yes
    BeNeFri
    No
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No
  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    21.02.2023 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3113
    28.02.2023 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3113
    07.03.2023 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3113
    14.03.2023 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3113
    21.03.2023 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3113
    28.03.2023 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3113
    04.04.2023 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3113
    18.04.2023 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3113
    25.04.2023 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3113
    02.05.2023 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3113
    09.05.2023 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3113
    16.05.2023 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3113
    23.05.2023 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3113
    30.05.2023 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3113
  • Assessments methods

    Examen - SP-2023, Session d'été 2023

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure

    Examen - SP-2023, Autumn Session 2023

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure

    Examen - SA-2023, Session d'hiver 2024

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure

    Examen - SP-2024, Session d'été 2024

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