Closing date 30th October 2014
University Teacher in Medieval French (P-T),
The Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning invites applications from suitably qualified individuals to teach the following module, which forms part of a part-time pathway onto undergraduate degrees:
Medieval France: One Nation, One Power
It is easy to believe that France was always one of medieval Europe’s great powers; wealthy, strong, stable, well-organised and highly cultured. But was that really the case? This course will answer that question by striding across the French Middle Ages and examining the means by which a fragmented group of semi-independent dukedoms and counties gradually became subject to a powerful and centralised monarchy. Beginning with Charlemagne in the eighth century and ending with Charles VIII in the fifteenth, we will investigate the efforts made by the kings of France as they sought to consolidate and extend their influence over the rest of what we now know as France. Yet this was not just a political process. Throughout the period, French-speaking writers and artists were leaders in their fields and produced works of lasting significance. The rise of France, from petty kingdom to continental superpower, depended on the creation and imposition of a shared culture and identity, as well as on the growing power of the French monarchy.
The module forms part of the Centre’s Exploring the Past pathway. Further details on existing pathways can be found on the Centre’s home page at Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning – Pathways.
The position is part-time and it is anticipated that the module will consist of 18 teaching hours. This post is initially fixed-term until 31st July 2015
Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
Application details here.