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Paul G Remley
ENGL 321
Seattle Campus


Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and other poetry, with attention to Chaucer's social, historical, and intellectual milieu.

Class description

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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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Sherry May Laing
Date: 03/06/2007