MEDVL 3190

MEDVL 3190

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

We will approach the range and scope of Chaucer's poetry (The Book of the Duchess, selections from the Canterbury Tales, his short lyrics, and selections from Troilus and Criseyde) through the rise of vernacular English writing in the 14th century; the politics of authorship and the place of literature in effecting social change; the influence of European literary forms, Christian allegorical modes of reading, and English language change on late medieval poetry; and the culture of the manuscript. We will look at his varieties of genre (fabliau, saint's life, epic, lyric, sermon, beast fable, romance); at the representations of men and women; and at the ways in which Chaucer's contemporaries handled similar literary themes, subjects, and structures.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3190

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16338MEDVL 3190  SEM 101