Seminar: Vices and Virtues in Medieval and Early Tudor Drama

  • Unterricht

    Details

    Fakultät Philosophische Fakultät
    Bereich Englisch
    Code UE-L06.01169
    Sprachen Englisch
    Art der Unterrichtseinheit Seminar
    Kursus Master
    Semester SA-2021

    Zeitplan und Räume

    Vorlesungszeiten Dienstag 08:15 - 10:00, Wöchentlich

    Unterricht

    Verantwortliche
    Dozenten-innen
    Beschreibung

    In medieval Europe, human psychology was understood in terms of the operation of forces seen as in some sense external to the individual: vices and virtues.  The human being is the site of an ongoing conflict between the two, and in early drama the vices and virtues were physically realized as personifications that ranged from the general to the specific and increasingly political. In this course, we will examine these personifications, considering their language, their theatricality, and their variety.  What did the vices and virtues offer as a way of discussing human experience? What were the possibilities and limitations of the allegorical mode of drama that they occasioned?  

    21.09  Schematic Vices and Virtues: The Castle of Perseverance I

    28.09   Psychomachia staged: The Castle of Perseverance II

    05.10  Virtue but no Vice: Everyman

    12.10  Everyman performed

    19.10  Everyman at the National: Carol Duffy’s adaptation for today

    26.10  Singing along: Mankind I

    02.11  Vice gets satirical: Mankind II

    09.11   Virtues in the mind: Wisdom I

    16.11  Virtues in dresses: Wisdom II

    23.11  Vice gets political: Magnificence

    30.11  Vice as a substitute: The Play of the Weather

    07.12  Catholic Vice: The Three Laws

    14.12  Vices, Virtues, and Social Justice: Satire of the Three Estates

    21.12  Conclusions

    Lernziele
    • Increased confidence in reading Middle English
    • Appreciation of the generic range of early drama
    • Knowledge of theories of allegory and personification
    • Understanding of the changing presentation of vices and virtues through the late-medieval and early Tudor periods
    Soft Skills
    Nein
    ausserhalb des Bereichs
    Nein
    BeNeFri
    Nein
    Mobilität
    Nein
    UniPop
    Nein
  • Einzeltermine und Räume
    Datum Zeit Art der Unterrichtseinheit Ort
    21.09.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    28.09.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    05.10.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    12.10.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    19.10.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    26.10.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    02.11.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    09.11.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    16.11.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    23.11.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    30.11.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    07.12.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    14.12.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    21.12.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
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  • Zuordnung
    Zählt für die folgenden Studienpläne:
    Englische Sprache und Literatur 30 [MA]
    Version: SA15_MA_P2_ang_V01
    Module 2minor: English Philology

    Englische Sprache und Literatur 90 [MA]
    Version: SA17_MA_PA_ang_V01
    Module 5 Bereiche > Mdoule 2: English Philology