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A MINIMUM of 4 college/university level literature courses at grade B or above (should include no more than one introductory level literature course). Related courses such as cross disciplinary, "Freshman Seminars", civilisation or creative writing classes are not considered for admission to this course. Applicants should also note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission. In making admissions decisions preference will be given to students who achieve above the minimum requirement with the typical visiting student admitted to this course having four or more literature classes at grade A. ** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
Medieval conceptions of the world, and of humanity and its operation in that world, rest on imaginative assumptions which are often very different from those of today.This course will introduce a varied range of fourteenth and fifteenth century literary texts:allegory, romance, dream vision, meditation, lyric and drama.Through these texts it will begin to explore the medieval imaginative models of the physical and metaphysical world, considering issues such as society, the body, gender, God, time, love and death.Visual images and other kinds of writing and commentary will be considered alongside the literary texts, to develop an understanding of the imaginative world which the literature both emerged from and helped to shape.
College of Humanities and Social Science
School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
This article was published on Feb 24, 2012