Chaucer and His World|
Spring 2017 not offered
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
In this course, we will read Chaucer's best-known works, THE CANTERBURY TALES and TROILUS AND CRISEYDE, 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, romance, satire), medieval ideas about psychology and dreams, the ideology of chivalry, Chaucer's reinvention of the classical world, and 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 / Discussion||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)
Readings include selections from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Dream Visions, and Short Poems.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two substantial papers, a class presentation, shorter weekly writing assignments, occasional translation exercises
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the Literary History I major requirement and contributes to the British Literature concentration requirements of the English major.
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