ENGL 4160

ENGL 4160

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

This seminar will read and research all three "versions" of one of the most original poems from the "age of Chaucer" or any period: Piers Plowman, along with some of the short "alliterative revival" poetry most directly connected to it.  The religious, social, legal, economic, biographical, and textual contexts, problems, and opportunities of this notoriously disruptive poem—the only poem quoted by revolutionaries in its period, during the Rising of 1381—will be a major focus, but we will also attend to the distinct literary and formal properties of this sprawling and frequently revised masterpiece.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: students will need to have already worked with some Middle English, such as a course on Chaucer.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)
Satisfies Requirement This course may be used as one of the three pre-1800 courses required of English majors.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 7160MEDVL 4160MEDVL 7160

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18371ENGL 4160  SEM 101