Spring 2008 not offered
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
In this course, we will explore a range of Chaucer's works, including the Canterbury Tales, Book of the Duchess, Parliament of Fowles, and what some consider his masterwork, Troilus and Criseyde. We will situate Chaucer's texts within the vibrant social, cultural, political, and religious context of late 14th-century England. Exploring the texts within a tradition will allow us to consider how he works with his sources, analogs, and the genres of romance, fabliau, and saints' lives. We will read these texts in the original Middle English and therefore will carefully work our way through the tales; by the end of the course, students will be able to read and recite Chaucer's Middle English with fluency.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
THE CANTERBURY TALES
HOUSE OF FAME
Shorter readings charting Chaucer's critical fortunes in the centuries after his death.
|Examinations 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.
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