20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Drama was pervasive in late medieval England and served important functions: it provided entertainment, it could be used to stimulate religious devotion, to negotiate political relationships, to consolidate social cohesion, to challenge authoritative discourse, to mock cherished notions. In this module, we will explore performative, artistic, material, cultural, religious, and political aspects of a fascinatingly rich body of texts which will help students think more critically about the functions and effects of drama as well as delve into some of the mindset, aspirations, and fears expressed in medieval England.

Staff Contact: Michelle Wegrzynska
Teaching Methods: Seminars,
Assessment: Course work, A digital artefact (e.g. eBook, ActionBound, RoundMe, podcast)

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK