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120226 SE MA Seminar - Focus: Historical / Linguistics Seminar (2018S)

Exploring Middle English

10.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 19.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 09.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 16.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 23.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 30.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 07.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 14.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 28.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 04.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 11.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 18.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 25.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this seminar we explore the universe of Middle English texts, including literary masterpieces such as "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales", or Langland's "Piers Plowman, religious texts (such as legends of Saints), or more mundane genres such as scientific, historical or legal texts. Our primary aim is to learn to deal with preModern varieties of English, but if we come to appreciate Middle English literature in the process, or learn something about medieval culture, no harm will be done either.

The first part of the course will provide an introduction to Middle English, and give particpants the chance to practice the reading and the analysis of Middle English writing.
During that phase participants will also choose the texts they want to focus on.

During the second part partipants will introduce one another to their chosen texts, present a passage in detail, and chair a discussion on the linguistic difficulties involved in understanding it properly.

At the end of the seminar, students will produce a written paper as described below.

Assessment and permitted materials

Classroom participation (15%), oral presentation on a chosen text (including a detailed linguistic analysis of a selected passage) (35%), written final paper focussing on linguistic aspects of the chosen text, including a detailed morphosyntactic and semantic analysis of a passage, as well as a systematic description of a chosen aspect of the text language. (50%) Work on the final paper will involve the production of a research proposal as well as the identification of relevant literature.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

(a) regular class attendance (max. 2 absences) and full attendance of seminar conference
(b) handing in project proposal (on time)
(c) giving the oral presentation (on set date)
(d) handing in the final paper (on time)
(e) attaining 60 of the maximum of 100 points.
The pass rate is > 60%.

Examination topics

See 'minimum requirements'.

Reading list

tba

Association in the course directory

Studium: MA 812 [2]; UF 344
Code/Modul: MA 4, MA 5; UF 4.2.3-222
Lehrinhalt: 12-0496

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