MEDVL 6190

MEDVL 6190

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Chaucer became known as the "father of English poetry" before he was entirely cold in his grave. Why is what he wrote more than six hundred years ago still riveting for us today? It's not only because he was the model for a number of key literary forms and features, or because he opened projects that invited participation and imitation. It's also because what he wrote was funny, fierce, thoughtful, political, philosophical, scientific, and notoriously bawdy. We'll read some of Chaucer's early work against a few of his own models, then dig into his two greatest achievements: Troilus and Crisyede and The Canterbury Tales.  We'll learn to read Chaucer's Middle English, which will prove surprisingly easy and rewarding.

When Offered Fall or Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3190ENGL 6190MEDVL 3190

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17795 MEDVL 6190   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person