English 111

Upper Division Coursework: Chaucer


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2005 Middleton, Anne
Middleton, Anne
TTh 9:30-11 242 Hearst Gym

Other Readings and Media

"Benson, Larry et al., eds.: The Riverside Chaucer



Recommended Text: Evans, Ruth, et al.: The Idea of the Vernacular: An Anthology of Middle English Literary Theory, 1280-1520 "

Description

"In this lecture course on Chaucer's major works, we will read some short poems and prose selections, including Hous of Fame, Troilus, and possibly Parlement of Foules, then turn to a selection of Canterbury Tales, emphasizing portions of this work not often read in such lower-division surveys as 45A, though we will also (re)read some of the best-known tales. Our central orientation will be to the stylistic range and generic repertory of these texts as vernacular literary works, written in a century when this became solidly established as a viable category of thought, practice, and theory.



All readings will be in Middle English; translations and ""trots"" will not help you gain facility at this, or enable you to do well on quizzes, midterm, and final. Works of Chaucer in the assigned complete-works text may be supplemented occasionally by Middle English readings available online. There will be 2 quizzes early on, a midterm, final, and two short papers (~6 pp each), the first on a topic from an assigned list on the readings through midterm, the second on your choice of topics on CTales; all written work except the final will be due by the last class week of term. "

Other Recent Sections of This Course

fall, 2019

111/1

Chaucer

spring, 2019

111/1

Chaucer: Canterbury Tales

summer, 2019

111/1

Chaucer

spring, 2017

111/1

Chaucer


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