Module Details

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Title LITERATURE, ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE
Code HIST587
Coordinator Dr D Kempf
History
Damien.Kempf@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

This module aims to develop students' understanding of art, architecture and literature as subjects of study in their own right, with associated disciplinary methodologies and as sources, in order to enable an interdisciplinary approach to the period.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) A systematic knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of key themes and approaches in the study of medieval and early modern history and culture.

(LO2) An ability to engage with current theoretical debates appropriate to MA level in an informed, analytical and critical manner.

(LO3) An ability to interpret and evaluate a diverse range of primary source material critically and emphatically, while addressing questions of content, genre, authorship, and audience.

(LO4) The acquisition of practical academic skills, demonstrated through task-based activities including compiling a bibliography, writing and discussing essays, adopting correct citation practice, leading workshops and giving oral presentations.

(LO5) An ability to develop arguments that systematically and creatively organise, synthesise and present clearly large bodies of historical and literary material in written and oral form.

(S1) Learning skills online studying and learning effectively in technology-rich environments, formal and informal

(S2) Literacy application of literacy, ability to produce clear, structured written work and oral literacy - including listening and questioning

(S3) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.


Syllabus

 

Key topics covered will include:

Places and spaces in the middle ages and renaissance, studied through monuments, artefacts and texts such as: Chester cathedral; Troilus and Criseyde; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight;
Castilian frontier ballads; late medieval and renaissance artworks in the Walker Art Gallery.

Library resources will be available via the reading list; key articles and other resources will be available on VITAL/CANVAS; field trips will be provided to local sites as appropriate. Students are expected to have read key texts (identified as core reading in the module handbook) before the associated seminar and to identify their own supplementary reading for their chosen essay topic.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching method 1 - seminar.
Small-group discussion and analysis of sources.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   18

        18
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 132
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Essay. There is a reassessment opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This is an anonymous assessment.  -4000 words    100       

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.