Schedule

❊ PDF of the syllabus & schedule ❊

Week 1: 4-6 January
(↑ click on the link for this week’s detailed schedule *)

INTRODUCTORY WEEK
Thursday 05/01:

❊ introduction to the course

Week 2: 9-13 January
Tuesday 10/01:
❊ lecture: prologue

PART ONE: THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE

Thursday 12/01:
❊ reading to prepare in advance for today’s class: Romance of the Rose (1)
❊ lecture
❊ discussion

Week 3: 16-20 January
Tuesday 17/01:
❊ reading: Romance of the Rose (2)
❊ lecture

Thursday 19/01:
❊ reading: Romance of the Rose (3)
❊ lecture
❊ discussion

Week 4: 23-27 January
Tuesday 24/01:
❊ reading: Romance of the Rose (4)
❊ lecture

Thursday 26/01:
❊ reading: Romance of the Rose (5)
❊ lecture
❊ discussion

PART TWO: RENARD THE FOX

Week 5: 30 January – 3 February
Tuesday 31/01:
❊ reading: Renard (1)
❊ lecture

Thursday 02/02:
❊ reading: Renard (2)
❊ lecture
❊ discussion

Week 6: 6-10 February
Tuesday 07/02:

❊ reading: Renard (3)
❊ lecture

PART THREE: THE BOOK OF THE CITY OF LADIES

Thursday 09/02:
❊ City (1): optional reading
❊ lecture
❊ discussion

Week 7: 13-17 February
Tuesday 14/02:
❊ (reading: City)
❊ lecture

Thursday 16/02:
❊ reading: City (2)
❊ lecture
❊ discussion
MID-TERM PAPER DUE AFTER THE BREAK: see Assessment

MID-TERM BREAK: 18-26 FEBRUARY

Week 8: 27 February – 2 March
MID-TERM PAPER DUE THIS WEEK
Tuesday 28/02:

❊ reading: City (3)
❊ lecture

Thursday 01/03:
❊ reading: City (4)
❊ lecture
❊ discussion
MID-TERM PAPER DUE: in class, or by email by midnight tonight

PART FOUR: THE CELESTINA

Week 9: 5-9 March
Tuesday 06/03:
❊ reading: City (5)
❊ lecture

Thursday 08/03:
Celestina (1): introduction (reading optional)
❊ lecture
❊ discussion

Week 10: 12-16 March
Tuesday 13/03:
❊ reading: Celestina (2)
❊ lecture

PART FIVE: THE PRAISE OF FOLLY

Thursday 15/03:
❊ reading: Celestina (3)
❊ lecture
❊ discussion
You are also invited to come to the UBC Medieval Workshop (16-18 March) and blog about your experience. Suggestions for sessions:
– Friday 12.00-1.00 keynote lecture (involves Christine de Pisan)
– Saturday 12.00-1.00 keynote lecture (16th-century lyric poetry)

Week 11: 19-23 March
Tuesday 20/03:
❊ reading: Folly (1)
❊ lecture

Thursday 22/03:
❊ reading: Folly (2)
❊ lecture
❊ discussion

Week 12: 26-30 March
Tuesday 27/03:
❊ reading: Folly (3)
❊ lecture

Thursday 29/03:
❊ reading: Folly (4)
❊ lecture
❊ discussion

THE END…

Week 13: 2-6 April
FINAL PAPER DUE NEXT WEEK (April 13)
Tuesday 03/04:

❊ reading: Folly (5)
❊ lecture: comparisons and conclusions

Thursday 05/04:
❊ lecture: further and grander conclusions, epilogue
❊ revision

Examination period
Saturday 14 April, 8.30 a.m.:
❊ FINAL EXAMINATION (place t.b.c.): see Assessment

The schedule is subject to change and revision.

 * Detailed day-by-day schedules for each part of the course—the Romance of the Rose, etc.—with readings for each day will be posted on the appropriate pages (in the horizontal navigation bar just above this post, under the header-image, in the “Schedule” sub-menu). These detailed schedules will also be linked to this page, week by week.

Lecture notes will NOT be posted up in advance of classes (though alternative provision will be made for students registered with Access & Diversity). From week 2 onwards, lecture-note synopses WILL be appearing at the end of every “part” (i.e. book) week, and at the end of week 7 (before the mid-term break and the mid-term paper).

Extra office hours will be scheduled in WEEK 9 for individual appointments to discuss final papers.

 

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