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Chaucer: Not the Canterbury Tales

ENGL 207
Fall 2009
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MDST 207
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.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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