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Modiwl QXE-2101:
Beowulf to Malory

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 2

Trefnydd: Prof Raluca Radulescu

Amcanion cyffredinol

The term ‘medieval’ is frequently identified with what is more properly Middle English literature; this course uses the term to apply more precisely to the English literature which existed between the Classical and the Renaissance periods. Accordingly, we divide the course between Old and Middle English literature and give you the opportunity to sample both. Some texts will be taught in translation, allowing you to consider what translation is, or should be; there will also be the opportunity to read some texts in the original and to study their linguistic as well as their literary features. To have taken QXE1003 would be desirable but not essential; the prime aims of this course are to introduce you to some splendid texts and to remove chronological remoteness as an artificial barrier to enjoyment of this significant portion of our literary heritage.

Cynnwys cwrs

The module will cover both the Old English and the Middle English periods, with Old English literature being taught in translation.

Meini Prawf

trothwy

D: A 3rd class candidate's work will show many of the following features: Unsure and lacking in confidence when discussing ideas. Referring to the subject in question in a superficial manner Little evidence of background reading Some points in the argument irrelevant to the topic Making an effort to provide fairly balanced answers Some uncertainty over language and syntax Strengths and weaknesses fairly balanced In creative work: superficial. Not succeeding in mastering the requirements of the medium Occasionally clumsy and unimaginative

ardderchog

A: Typically, the work of a first class candidate will show many of the following qualities: Discusses ideas with confidence and precision Demonstrates maturity and sophistication. Displays deep knowledge of the subject in question; the answer is totally relevant. Shows independent, analytical and clear thought Gives evidence of substantial and relevant reading. Shows great accuracy in expression, displaying total mastery over all aspects of the language. Shows occasional signs of brilliance and originality of thought. In creative work: displays considerable originality Command over medium. May have potential for publication/production.

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B: A 2(i) candidate's work will show many of the following qualities Discusses ideas adeptly Displays knowledge of the subject in question; the answer is relevant. Shows analytical and clear thought. Gives evidence of relevant reading. Most of the arguments about a specific field are well-aired. Plans of well-balanced and full answers, despite some gaps. Shows accuracy in expression with mastery over language. A few minor errors here and there Signs of creative thought deserve a higher position within the class. In creative work: shows signs of originality, having understood the requirements of the medium. C: A 2(ii) candidate's work will show many of the following qualities: Discusses ideas, but without much confidence Makes reference to the subject in question, but some important matters not mentioned Fairly clear thought on most occasions, and the arguments relevant on the whole. Evidence of having read some works associated with the field in question.

Evidence of planning in the answers, but a lack of coherence at times. Quite accurate expression, though the points may sometimes be presented clumsily Signs of conscientious work deserve a higher position within the class. In creative work: not having quite mastered the requirements of the medium. A few flashes of originality here and there. A respectable effort but not showing any unusual talent. Undisciplined and unsure at times.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. The ability to engage in sophisticated argument and analysis of the literature of the period

  2. The ability to make informed and appropriate critical analysis of the selected texts

  3. The ability to identify and discuss distinctive features of particular texts and to make connections between them

  4. Some understanding of pre-Renaissance, linguistic development, basic translation skills and an awareness of the issues posed by translation

  5. The ability to site them within a literary, historical, political and cultural context

  6. Familiarity with a sample range of medieval texts

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
TRAETHAWD Essay 50
ARHOLIAD Examination 50

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Seminar 11
Study group 11
Lecture 22
Private study 156

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.

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