Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

ENGL A340
3.00 crs.

This course explores the variety and complexity of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Students approach the Tales as an anthology of literary forms current in fourteenth-century England and consider Chaucer’s genius in subverting the conventions of these forms. Students analyze selected tales from a variety of critical positions while also attending to the influence of 14th-century politics, religion, science, and art on the development of Chaucer’s poetry.

Course Prerequisite

ENGL A205 Writing about Texts , Sophomore, Any of the prerequisites are accepted
ENGL T122 Critical Reading and Writing , Sophomore, Any of the prerequisites are accepted

Course Cross-listing

Course Corequisite