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UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND

DEPARTMENT OF RELIGION

FALL SEMESTER, 1999

COURSE TITLE: Joan of Arc (Religion 111)

INSTRUCTOR: Jane Marie Pinzino

OFFICE: Music 317; ext. 3752

EMAIL: jpinzino@ups.edu

CLASS TIMES: Tuesday and Thursdays, 2:00-3:30, Library 213
 
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course grapples with the figure of Joan of Arc (1412ó1431) from the perspective of her own and succeeding generations. We examine the historical situation in 15th-century Europe, including the Hundred Yearsí War and the culture of the Christian Church. Joanís letters, as well as her two ecclesiastical trials, (the condemnation trial and the nullification trial), are the primary sources for understanding Joan in her own time and in the next generation. In the latter part of the course, we consider how Joan of Arc has developed as a model of female heroism in English-speaking culture, especially in film and literature. The course fulfills the Historical Perspective requirement.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Class attendance and participation 20%
  2. Quizzes 10%
  3. Class Presentations 10%
  4. Mid-term exam 20%
  5. Paper 20%
  6. Final exam 20%

  7.  
    1. Please attend all classes and be in the classroom ready to start on time. Complete the assigned readings prior to the class meeting and BRING READINGS TO CLASS EACH TIME. Informed contributions to class discussion and to a successful group process form an essential part of this grade.
    2. Periodic unannounced quizzes on the readings will be given.
    3. Each student will prepare two brief class presentations on topics to be assigned.
    4. A mid-term exam will be administered on 10/12/99.
    5. There will be a paper due on 12/7/99.
    6. There will be a take-home final exam that will ask you to analyse and interpret themes of the course as a whole.



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REQUIRED TEXTS:<?P>

Coursepack

Jean Anouilh, The Lark

George Duby, France in the Middle Ages

Pamela Marcantel An Army of Angels

Pernoud and Clin, Joan of Arc

William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part I

Bernard Shaw, Saint Joan

The Trial of Joan of Arc, trans. W.S. Scott

Mark Twain, Joan of Arc

In addition, hand-outs will be distributed throughout the course to supplement the reading assignments.


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DATES:
 
READING ASSIGNMENTS:
 
Tues. 8/31 Introduction

HISTORICAL CONTEXT

Thurs. 9/2 Allmand, Christopher The Hundred Yearsí War, pp. 136-150
Duby, Georges, France in the Middle Ages, pp. 269-299
 
Tues. 9/7  Monter, William Ritual, Myth and Magic In Early Modern Europe, pp. 6-22
Clark and Richardson, Women and Religion, pp. 38-66
 
Thurs. 9/9 Hildegard of Bingen
Catherine of Siena

IN HER OWN TIME

Tues. 9/14 Pernoud, Regine Joan of Arcchs. 1-4
 
Thurs. 9/16 Pernoud, Regine Joan of Arcpp. 247-274
 
Tues. 9/21  1) Ditié, Christine de Pizan 

2) Pernoud, Regine Joan of Arcp. 197
 

Thurs. 9/23  The Mission, the Victories and the Capture of Jeanne the Pucelle
 
Tues. 9/28  1) Pernoud, Regine Joan of Arcchs. 5-7

2) "Joan of Arcís Mission and the LostRecord of her Interrogation at Poitiers," Charles Wood in Fresh Verdicts onJoan of Arc, pp. 19-29 (Coursepack)
 

Thurs. 9/30 1) The Trial of Joan of Arc

2) Wood, Charles Joan ofArc and Richard III, pp. 125-151
 

Tues. 10/5 1) The Trial of Joan of Arc

2) Excerpt from ClothesMake the Man, Valerie Hotchkiss, pp. 49-68 (Coursepack)

3) "True Lies: Transvestism and Idolatry in the Trial of Joan of Arc," Susan Schibano in Fresh Verdicts on Joan ofArc, pp. 31-60
 

Thurs. 10/7  Pernoud, RegineThe Retrial of Joan of Arc, pp. 43-61
 
Tues. 10/12 MID-TERM EXAM
 
Thurs. 10/14 FILM CRITIQUE

THE NEXT GENERATION

 
Tues. 10/19  1) Pernoud, Regine Joan of Arcchs. 8-9
2) Pernoud, Regine, The Retrial of Joan of Arc, pp. 62-83
Thurs. 10/21  Pernoud, Regine The Retrial of Joan of Arc, pp. 112-131

SHAKESPEARE
Tues. 10/26 Shakespeare, William Henry VI, Part One
 
TWAIN
Thurs. 10/28 Twain, Mark Joan of Arc
 
Tues. 11/2  CONTINUATION
 
TWENTIETH CENTURY
Thurs. 11/4 "Joan of Arcís Last Trial: The Attack of the Devilís Advocates," Henry Ansgar Kelly in Fresh Verdicts on Joan of Arc, pp. 205-236 (Coursepack)
 
Tues. 11/9 
 
Garden, Nancy Dove and Sword
 
Thurs. 11/11 
 
FILM CRITIQUE
 
Tues. 11/16
 
Shaw, Bernard Saint Joan
 
Thurs. 11/18
 
CONTINUATION
 
Tues. 11/23
 
FILM CRITIQUE
 
Tues. 11/30
 
Anouihl, Jean The Lark
 
Thurs. 12/2
 
Marcantel, Pamela An Army of Angels (selections)
 


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