Proseminar: Medieval Translations of the Classical

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    Fakultät Philosophische Fakultät
    Bereich Englisch
    Code UE-L06.01037
    Sprachen Englisch
    Art der Unterrichtseinheit Proseminar
    Kursus Bachelor
    Semester SA-2020

    Zeitplan und Räume

    Vorlesungszeiten Dienstag 13:15 - 15:00, Wöchentlich, MIS 03, Raum 3014

    Unterricht

    Dozenten-innen
    Beschreibung

    Although the Renaissance is often conceived as the re-discovery of classical learning, medieval writers, too, used classical texts as sources of authority and inspiration.  They did not have access to as many classical texts as their successors, but they made extensive use of Latin poets – Ovid and Virgil particularly – as well as looking to the authority of the likes of Cicero. 

                This course will consider a selection of medieval translations of classical works.  The translator must always begin with his reading of a text, and medieval readings of classical writers might appear to us eccentric.  How did medieval readers interpret classical texts? Were the Latin poets simply sources of a good story? What were the priorities of the medieval translator? The course will consider medieval translations and adaptations of classical texts and stories in poetry, prose and drama.

                Knowledge of Latin is not essential to this course: modern English translations of necessary classical texts will be used.

    15.09   Ovid’s Narcissus and Echo

    22.09   Gower’s Narcissus

    29.09   post-medieval Narcissus

    06.10   Virgil’s Dido, Ovid’s Dido

    13.10   Gower’s Dido, Chaucer’s Dido

    20.10   post-medieval Dido

    27.10   Ovid’s Pyramus and Thisbe

    03.11   Gower’s Pyramus and Thisbe, Ovid’s Thisbe

    10.11   post-medieval Thisbe

    17.11   Chaucer’s House of Fame I

    24.11   Chaucer’s House of Fame II

    01.12   Christine de Pisan on Medea, Thisbe and Dido

    08.12   No class

    15.12   Conclusions

    Lernziele
    • Developing knowledge of Middle English / early Modern English language
    • Consideration of theories of translation
    • Appreciation of the role of classical literature in England prior to the Renaissance
    • Understanding of medieval methods of exegesis of classical texts
    Soft Skills
    Nein
    ausserhalb des Bereichs
    Nein
    BeNeFri
    Nein
    Mobilität
    Ja
    UniPop
    Nein
  • Einzeltermine und Räume
    Datum Zeit Art der Unterrichtseinheit Ort
    15.09.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    22.09.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    29.09.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    06.10.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    13.10.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    20.10.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    27.10.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    03.11.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    10.11.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    17.11.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    24.11.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    01.12.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    15.12.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
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