Chaucer: Not the Canterbury Tales|
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
In this course, we will read all the great poems that Chaucer wrote besides THE CANTERBURY TALES, including TROILUS AND CRISEYDE, THE BOOK OF THE DUCHESS, THE LEGEND OF GOOD WOMEN, THE HOUSE OF FAME, THE PARLIAMENT OF FOWLS, and various lyrics. We will also read selections from some works by Chaucer's sources and contemporaries, as well as documentary sources from 14th-century England. Some of the topics we will consider are: the various genres of Chaucer's poetry (dream-vision, epic, satire), the ideology of chivalry and medieval romance, Chaucer's reinvention of the Classical world, 14th-century historiography, and medieval views of gender and sexuality. All readings will be in Middle English, so we will read slowly and carefully, with attention to the language.
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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
THE RIVERSIDE CHAUCER; TROILIUS AND CRISEYDE
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two substantial papers, a class presentation, shorter weekly writing assignments, occasional translation exercises
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course counts toward the English Department's Literary History I requirement.
|Instructor(s): Eggers,Will Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK413; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 9||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 9||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 0||FR: 0|