Seminar: Women in Medieval Drama

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Humanities
    Domain English
    Code UE-L06.01127
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Seminar
    Level Master
    Semester SP-2021

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Tuesday 08:15 - 10:00, Hebdomadaire, MIS 02, Room 2122

    Teaching

    Responsibles
    Teachers
    Description

    One of the fundamental aspects of the widespread critical definition of ‘medieval drama’ is the claim that such drama was produced and performed by men. Most scholarly studies treating this subject give women, at best, a passing mention. Yet, there is considerable evidence of women participating in theatrical and performative practices during the Middle Ages.

    Their participation could consist of ‘backstage’ work, of the composition, and, under certain circumstances, of the performance of dramatic events. This seminar therefore aims to bring attention to the oftentimes overlooked place of women in medieval drama. The analysis of little-studied plays and records will make students familiar with the various ways in which women took part in such activities. A second section of the seminar will then focus on the representation of female figures—such as Mary Magdalen, the Virgin Mary, or Noah’s wife—in a selection of medieval cycle plays, morality plays, and saints’ plays.

    Training objectives

    Developing knowledge of the Middle English language

    Familiarity with medieval perceptions of women

    Acquaintance with devotional trends prior to the Reformation

    Knowledge of the performance of medieval theatre

    Understanding of the diversity of medieval performative practices

    Softskills
    No
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    No
    Mobility
    No
    UniPop
    No
  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    23.02.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 02, Room 2122
    02.03.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 02, Room 2122
    09.03.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 02, Room 2122
    16.03.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 02, Room 2122
    23.03.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 02, Room 2122
    30.03.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 02, Room 2122
    13.04.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 02, Room 2122
    20.04.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 02, Room 2122
    27.04.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 02, Room 2122
    04.05.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 02, Room 2122
    11.05.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 02, Room 2122
    18.05.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 02, Room 2122
    25.05.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 02, Room 2122
    01.06.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 02, Room 2122
  • Assessments methods

    Séminaire - Outside session

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure
  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    English Language and Literature 30 [MA]
    Version: SA15_MA_P2_ang_V01
    Module 2minor: English Philology

    English Language and Literature 90 [MA]
    Version: SA17_MA_PA_ang_V01
    Modules 5 branches > Module 2: English Philology