|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
This course will concentrate on Chaucer┐s best known works, THE CANTERBURY TALES. We will situate these texts within the vibrant social, cultural, political, and religious context of late fourteenth-century England. Special attention will be paid to the tensions between the various elements represented in the pilgrims┐ tales and their interactions with one another. In addition, the class will also examine the Canterbury Tales as an anthology of medieval literary genres, such as romances and saint┐s lives. We will read this text in the original Middle English and therefore will carefully work our way through the tales; by the end of the course, you will be able to read Chaucer┐s Middle English with fluency.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Brit Lit)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Chaucer, THE CANTERBURY TALES
|Examination and Assignments: |
Several quizzes, several short papers and a final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course counts toward the English Department's pre-1800 requirement.
|Instructor(s): Eggers,Will Times: .M.W.F. 09:00AM-09:50AM; Location: FISK210; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 45||SR major: 18||JR major: 17|| || |
|Seats Available: 26||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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