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Chaucer and His World

ENGL 207
Spring 2014
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MDST 207
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies

In this course, we will read Chaucer's best-known work, The Canterbury Tales, and we will also read some of his other masterpieces: the dream visions The Book of the Duchess and The House of Fame as well as his short lyrics. We will also read selections from Chaucer's sources and consider how he adapts these texts in his own literary works. Some of the topics we will explore are the various genres of Chaucer's poetry (allegory, epic, satire), medieval ideas about psychology and dreams, the ideology of chivalry and medieval romance, Chaucer's reinvention of the classical world, 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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading 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

Last Updated on NOV-30-2022
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