Religious literature in the Middle Ages and in the early modern period

Course Code :2002FLWTLN
Study domain:Literature
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Kees Schepers

3. Course contents *

Tutor of this year's course is Kees Schepers.

In this class the students will familiarize themselves with two important genres of Middle Dutch spiritual literature:

.1. The Middle Dutch and Early-modern religious dialogue

We will discuss the different types of religious dialogue, in which different participants (the ego, reason, the soul) take on very different roles (master/student, instructing/learning).

We will read the texts, discuss and analyze the contents, objectives and contexts of the dialogues.

.1. The Middle Dutch and Early-modern religious dialogue

We get to know and understand the variety of forms of the Middle Dutch mystical sermon (both original and translated). We study their language and concepts, we contextualize the implicit communication constellations, we analyze the development of the genre, en we follow – as far as we can – the author on their adventurous conceptual journey.