Voices from Medieval and/or Re – 13448 – FREN 475 – 01
|Class||3:05 pm – 4:20 pm||Tuesday Thursday||J. C. LONG 219||Fall 2018||Seminar||Juliette Bourdier|
in 13-14th century Paris
In fall 2018, the course will focus on the understanding of medieval everyday in the life of a twenty year old in Paris, home to royalty, charlatans, Knights, merchants, clerics, prostitutes, gamblers, students, and beggars. We will visit Europe’s largest, most cosmopolitan city, and investigate the private lives of people within their homes to see how people actually dressed, ate, washed, slept, loved, worked, fought, worshipped, and dance and play.
1) Our Textbook…. a cool Graphic Novel
….depicting a gang of Templars hanging in Paris… while preparing the biggest hold-up of the century!
It serves as reference to see how people used to live in Paris in the XIII-XIV centuries…
In class we question and discuss details from the book (what they eat, how they shop, count the time, take a bath, dress, , love…)
2) My Hero
You will choose among different graphic novels a hero you would like to know better and build a presentation about their amazing destiny
les graphic novels will be available at the library (short presentation 3mn)
I will give short lectures on important actors of the period – to be followed by discussions
3) Presentation on everyday life
each of you will pick a subject on everyday life…. short presentation (3mn)
I will give short lectures on a theme of everyday life to be followed by discussions.
A recipe for example… a medicinal plant… a way of living… and will build up a presentation to tell us abut it.
4) Presentation of a manuscript
each of you will pick a manuscript from a selection and will chose an angle (the story, the personnages, the author, the illuminations, ….) short presentation (3mn)
I will give short lectures on the making of the manuscript to be followed by discussions.
5) Presentation on Paris
each of you will pick a street or a monument, or something Parisian (un métier par exemple)….from a selection and will chose an angle (the story, the map,the artist, ….) short presentation (3mn)
Everyday I will give a super short lecture on Paris to be followed by discussions.
We will watch and discuss 4 movies
I will give lectures on themes you will pick among a selection – to be followed by discussions