Clayton First semester 2008 (Day)
This unit looks at the way a range of medieval women (like Heloise, Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, and Christine de Pizan), shaped and performed their identity through visionary and scholarly writing, and thus helped transform conventional themes in theology, literature and art, 1100-1450. The unit will explore the ways in which women sought to transform both secular and religious understanding of their own identity, and thus to question received ideas about gender, religion and ethics.
Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
Two papers (2500 words each): 40%
Essay (9000 words): 60%
2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week