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ENG344 - Chaucer and His Context

General

Subject code

ENG

Course Number

344

Department(s)

Instructor(s)

S. Federico

Course Long Title

Chaucer and His Context

Cross Listed Courses

Description

This seminar encourages students already familiar with Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to further explore his other major poetic works in the context of his late fourteenth-century London milieu. Texts include a selection of dream visions, historical romances, and philosophical treatises ("Troilus and Criseyde," "Book of the Duchess," "Parliament of Fowls," and others). Chaucer's literary contemporaries, including John Gower, William Langland, and the "Gawain"-Poet, are studied along with their poetic forms and historical contexts. All texts read in Middle English. Only open to juniors and seniors. Prerequisite(s): CM/EN 206.

Writing Credit

W2

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(English: Medieval), (English: Pre-1800)

GEC This Course Belongs To

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years, Exclude Sophomores