Chaucer and the Middle Ages – CHAUCER&MID AGES
A detailed study of Chaucer’s major works. When offered for 6 credits, this course surveys Chaucer’s entire career, including the dream visions and lyrics, Troilus and Criseyde, and the Canterbury Tales. When 3 credits, the course focuses on the Canterbury Tales. In either case, the course includes attention to Chaucer’s literary and historical contexts, with readings in translation from sources and analogues of his works, and to the range of scholarship on his work, with selective readings in criticism. Readings from Chaucer in Middle English; some class time is devoted to pronouncing and understanding Chaucer’s language. Offered every year.