This biannual course is taught on years 2014-2015, 2016-2017, ...
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.
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”.
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.
The course consists of lectures.
Oral exam on the contents of the course.
A bibliography will be distributed at the beginning of the course.