Spring 2012 not offered
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
Chaucer's work includes dream-visions, romances, epic, satire, and comedies that continue to astonish readers with virtuosic verse and deft character portraits. Chaucer tests the boundaries of chivalry and medieval romance, reinvents the Classical world, and raises questions about gender and sexuality that do not lose their force even today. Other writers of the time, including William Langland and the poet of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, offer similar probing explorations of Ricardian society, morality, and notions of reality. We will read a range of works from the period, considering carefully the social conditions that produced them and the generic conventions that informed their composition. Most 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 / Discussion||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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