Latin Authors : Middle Age and Renaissance

lglor2501  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Latin Authors : Middle Age and Renaissance
5.00 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2021-2022
Smeesters Aline;
The course is intended for students who have followed the courses of ancient Latin at Bachelor level, or able to demonstrate a reading level considered sufficient by the lecturer.
Main themes
Thorough analysis of the works of Latin authors of the middle ages and the Renaissance.
The course deals with the following themes:
1. The translation of two major Latin literary works of the Middle Age and Renaissance linked to the history of European literature;
2. The problem of establishing the text;
3. Systematic commentary presenting the context of the work, as well as the literary and human values contained therein.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this course, the student will be capable of translating, analysing and commenting on texts of average to advanced difficulty. He will also be able to explain their historical and cultural context, to highlight their moral values, and, as an extension to the lectures, to undertake a personal research in written form.
In 2021-2022, the course will focus on the genres of Christian Latin poetry in the 15th-16th-17th centuries, in particular the Christian epic (Sannazar, Vida) and the ekphrasis of religious paintings (Balde's texts on paintings by Rubens, in particular). In addition to the texts seen in the course, the student will have to translate, annotate and comment on an extract from a work of the same genre (a ten-page assignment).
Teaching methods
During the lectures, the translations prepared by the student will be verified and will be the object of the most thorough commentary possible.
Evaluation methods
Oral exam on the texts seen during the course and the extract translated by the student.
Other information
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [60] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Certificat universitaire en langue, littérature et civilisation latines

Master [120] in History

Master [60] in History

Certificat universitaire en littérature

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

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