Faculty of Arts
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Previously coded RLT4400
This unit looks at the way a range of medieval women (like Heloise, Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, Catherine of Siena, Christine de Pizan and Margherita Datini), shaped and performed their identity through visionary, scholarly and domestic 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:
Review essay (1,500 words): 10%
2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week