- Before you submit the final version of your project, you will first be presenting it to the whole class in the last week of term. This can be in the style of an introduction to your project work in progress, or a summary of findings or highlights.
- Form: poster
- Format: workshop-/conference-style “poster session” on WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL
- The session will be in the form of a Medieval market or Renaissance fayre: half the class will stand by their posters ready to explain and “sell” their work, while the other half will peruse your offerings, discuss, and question. You’ll swap roles half-way through the class. My rôle is to ask friendly leading questions if need be, but mainly to chair discussion.
- Your audience will also be voting on presentations (nominating their top five), and this vote will contribute to your project mark. As will O’Brien’s grade for the presentation.
- The projects themselves can be in various forms, including but not limited to The Commentary, The Critical Essay, parody, pastiche, continuation, prequel, and comparative study of connected later versions (ex. Monty Python and the Holy Grail c/o Malory c/o Chrétien de Troyes)
- They should be around 2,000-3,000 words long, not more than 20 min for audio/visual
- Topics: open, but must include:
1. an aspect of MEDIEVAL TO EARLY MODERN INTRIGUE
2. use/abuse of one of the SUPPLEMENTARY READING texts
OR (subject to approval)
2a. another “reading”: this could include non-written cultural artefacts, such as images FROM ONE OF THE ROMANCE-LANGUAGE CULTURES
You may also use/abuse the course set readings (Roman de la Rose, etc.), in conjunction with one of the supplementary readings: but this should be in comparison, with the set reading playing second fiddle to the supplementary reading as principal.
- Deciding on groups: if you already have a preference for working with someone in our class, please add a comment to Projects: sign-up sheet (group selection/composition + meeting times for week 6)
- There will be extra office hours for discussing project planning: week 6 (6-10 February): please add a comment to, again, Projects: sign-up sheet (group selection/composition + meeting times for week 6)
- Poster session schedule [to be posted later in the term: half the groups will be on Monday, the other half on Wednesday]
- Date for final submission of projects: TUESDAY 17 APRIL (by midnight, electronic submission)
- You should also complete and submit the Formal & Official Project Cover Sheet
- See also: Resources critical. It happens to be around 3,000 words long, giving you some idea of what that looks like.