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Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
ENGL 209
Fall 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: MDST 201

This course will concentrate on Chaucer's best known, though incomplete, works: THE CANTERBURY TALES. We will situate Chaucer's text within the vibrant social, cultural, political, and religious context of late 14th-century England. Special attention will be paid to the tensions between the various elements represented in the pilgrims' tales and their interactions with one another. In addition, the class will also examine the Canterbury Tales as an anthology of medieval literary genres, including romance, fabliau, and saints' lives. We will read this text in the original Middle English and, therefore, will carefully work our way through the tales; by the end of the course, students will be able to read and recite Chaucer's Middle English with fluency.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JAN-27-2023
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