PART FOUR: MACHIAVELLI,
PART FOUR: THE PRINCE
Week 7: 13-17 February
READING FOR TODAY: (none)
→→→ reading: The Prince (1): up to p. 50 (JO’B intro)
READING FOR TODAY: The Prince (2): 50-end
READING FOR TODAY: (revision and rereading for mid-term)
BLOG WRITING FOR TODAY (and through the break): (week 7 post) comments on the texts we’ve read so far this term; likes, dislikes, what you’d like to have more of, comments on the class
→→→ MID-TERM EXAM: a critical essay on ONE of the texts studied so far in this course this term (except The Prince, as we’ve just started it).
You may bring and use your texts for this exam, including any notes on/in your texts; but you may not use any other notes or other materials.
There will be a choice of at least three questions, at least one on each text:
- Marie de France, Lais
- Guillaume de Lorris & Jean de Meun, Romance of the Rose
- Baldassare Castiglione, The Book of the Courtier