Paul G Remley
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and other poetry, with attention to Chaucer's social, historical, and intellectual milieu.
For SPRING 2007: This course will stress critical reading and group discussion of Chaucer’s most highly regarded works (Troilus and Criseyde and The Canterbury Tales) as well as a wide selection of his “minor” compositions in both poetry and prose. We will explore the biography of Geoffrey Chaucer, the historical and cultural background of his career, recent critical work on his poetry, and the Middle English language itself. Mid-term, final, one paper. Texts to include: Benson, ed., The Riverside Chaucer; Stone, tr., Love Visions; Coghill, tr., Troilus and Criseyde; Beidler, ed., Canterbury Tales; Richmond, ed., The Parliament of Birds.
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