Seminar: Vices and Virtues in Medieval and Early Tudor Drama

  • Enseignement

    Détails

    Faculté Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines
    Domaine Anglais
    Code UE-L06.01169
    Langues Anglais
    Type d'enseignement Séminaire
    Cursus Master
    Semestre(s) SA-2021

    Horaires et salles

    Horaire résumé Mardi 08:15 - 10:00, Hebdomadaire, MIS 03, salle 3014

    Enseignement

    Responsables
    Enseignants
    Description

    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

    Objectifs de formation
    • 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
    Softskills
    Non
    Hors domaine
    Non
    BeNeFri
    Non
    Mobilité
    Non
    UniPop
    Non
  • Dates et salles
    Date Heure Type d'enseignement Lieu
    21.09.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 03, salle 3014
    28.09.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 03, salle 3014
    05.10.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 03, salle 3014
    12.10.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 03, salle 3014
    19.10.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 03, salle 3014
    26.10.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 03, salle 3014
    02.11.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 03, salle 3014
    09.11.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 03, salle 3014
    16.11.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 03, salle 3014
    23.11.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 03, salle 3014
    30.11.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 03, salle 3014
    07.12.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 03, salle 3014
    14.12.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 03, salle 3014
    21.12.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours MIS 03, salle 3014
  • Modalités d'évaluation

    Séminaire - Hors session

    Mode d'évaluation Par note, Par réussi/échec
  • Affiliation
    Valable pour les plans d'études suivants:
    Langue et littérature anglaises 30 [MA]
    Version: SA15_MA_P2_ang_V01
    Module 2minor: English Philology

    Langue et littérature anglaises 90 [MA]
    Version: SA17_MA_PA_ang_V01
    Modules 5 branches > Module 2: English Philology