"Medieval Callings" - Research Seminar
- Dyan H Elliott - 847/491-7652 - Harris Hall Room 337
- Parkes Hall 215 - TuTh 3:30PM - 4:50PM
- This course examines medieval society through the lens of the various vocations and pursuits of its members. By focusing on individual case studies, as revealed by primary sources, it illuminates larger social constructs and ideologies. Some of these groups represent a cross-section of social estates and classes as, for example, the ale-wife, the parish priest, the knight, the prostitute, or the intellectual. But other vocations, such as the saint or the sorceress, can transcend society's class divisions, instead articulating its most cherished hopes and desperate fears.
- Students should enroll in either 392 or 395 depending upon which evaluation criteria should apply.
For both 392 and 395: Active participation, oral presentations
For the 392: Four short papers (4-5 pp.)
For the 395: Research paper (ca. 20 pp.). The process will be broken down into the following stages: 1) Identifying a source; 2) Writing a proposal; 3) Producing a draft; 4) Final paper
- Jacques Le Goff, Medieval Callings, Trans. Lydia Cochrane (University of Chicago, 1995, 978-0226470870)
Chrétien de Troyes, Yvain: The Knight of the Lion (Yale University Press, 1987, ISBN 978-0300038385)
Christine de Pisan, The Treasure of the City of Ladies (Penguin, rev. ed. 2003. ISBN 978-0140449501)
Horner, Timothy, ed. The Rule of St. Benedict (Liturgical Press, 1982. ISBN 978-0814612729)
Betty Radice, trans, Letters of Abelard and Heloise. Rev. Ed. M.T. Clanchy (Penguin, 2004, ISBN- 978-0140448993)
- AREA OF CONCENTRATION: Europe
No P/N option (ANC grading only).
Attendance at first class is mandatory (applicable to enrolled, waitlisted and all potential students).
No freshman enrollment in 395.
- Attendance at 1st class mandatory
No P/N option for this section
- Enrollment Requirements: Freshmen may not register for this course.
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