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On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- analyse Medieval texts in terms of both form and content through providing a detailed critical reading of them;
- relate each text to its historical and cultural context;
- demonstrate familiarity with the metrical forms analysed;
- engage effectively in class and tutorial discussions, presenting personal ideas or critical readings orally;
- complete written assignments, focusing on content, structure, style of the authors' texts.
Reading of the following texts:
Dante Alighieri, Inferno, cantos 1, 5, 26, 33
Francesco Petrarca, Canzoniere, poems 1, 3, 16, 90, 136, 272, 310, 365
Giovanni Boccaccio, Decameron, Proemio; Introduction to day 1; day 1, story 1; day 2, story 5; introduction to day 4; day 10, story 10
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: Timed essays/commentaries on Petrarch's and Boccaccio's texts||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Class Test: Timed test on Dante's Inferno.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
After the mid-term assessment (that is, an in class test on Dante's Inferno, in week 6), students will receive an individual feedback on the structure and contents of their work. The feedback will normally be given after two teaching weeks.
|Assoc Professor Paolo Acquaviva||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|