History of Medieval Latin literature

LGLOR2502  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

History of Medieval Latin literature
5.0 credits
30.0 h
2q

This biannual course is taught on years 2014-2015, 2016-2017, ...

Teacher(s)
Deproost Paul ;
Language
Français
Prerequisites

None.

Main themes

Overview of the medieval Latin literature.

The course deals with the following themes:

1. The main currents of medieval Latin literature and its principal authors;
2. Their links to their antique heritage;
3. Their posterity in vernacular European literature.

Aims

At the end of this course, the student will be able to identify, and place in the context of European culture, the authors and the currents of medieval Latin literature.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Content

After having described the extension of the context of literature in the medieval period, the course studies the important chapters of the Latin literature of the middle ages, insisting on genres and their specificity (including encyclopaedias, bestiaries, lapidaries, sermons, scientific treatises), antique origins, influences on contemporary and posterior literatures. It is possible that the study of poets will allow links with the development of medieval music to be brought to light.

Teaching methods

The course consists of lectures.

Evaluation methods

Oral exam on the contents of the course.

Other information

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Bibliography

A bibliography will be distributed at the beginning of the course.

Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
5
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Master [60] in History
5
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Master [60] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
5
-

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
5
-

Master [120] in History
5
-

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language
5
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Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics
5
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5
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