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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
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EN 383 Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer has for decades been known as “The Father of English Literature.” We come to know him through his memorable characters such as the Wife of Bath and through his comic tales such as The Miller’s Tale. But Chaucer was a far more prolific and varied writer than most readers know; his works include tales, ecclesiastical handbooks, technical documents, romances, fabliaux, and what scholars have dubbed the first novel. This course will explore both the cultural and theoretical contexts of Chaucer’s many works, including many Canterbury Tales, The Legend of Good Women, and his pinnacle work, Troilus and Criseyde.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or above.