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 fourteenth-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, you will be able to read and recite Chaucer┐s Middle English with fluency.
COURSE FORMAT: Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL Grading Mode: Graded
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