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ENGL3642: Medieval Literature: Dreams and Visions

This unit will study the literature of dreams and visions of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period against a range of literary and social backgrounds. The unit will begin with a survey of the classical and biblical background, to works which may be defined as dreams or visions as well as examining the relationship between the two genres and their transformations from the Middle Ages into the Renaissance.

Code ENGL3642
Academic unit
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in English or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Australian Literature or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Celtic Studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. read late Middle English texts in untranslated form, thereby demonstrating confidence and relevant disciplinary knowledge and an understanding of texts in context
  • LO2. apply advanced critical reading skills to Middle English poetry and identifying the complexities of dream vision poetry, thereby practising intellectual autonomy
  • LO3. compare and analyse current thinking about dream vision poetry, thereby critically engage and intervene in current debates in the discipline
  • LO4. locate dream vision poetry within the broad historical trajectory of English literature and culture, thereby demonstrating confidence in disciplinary knowledge
  • LO5. produce complex accounts of medieval dream vision poetry using clear and compelling arguments in both written and oral forms, thereby demonstrating advanced communication skills.

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