ENGL 3553: Chaucer

Chaucer: Literature at (What Feels Like) the End of the World The English poet Geoffrey Chaucer was no stranger to crisis: he was born in the wake of the Black Death, the plague that killed about half of the population of Europe; and he lived through war with France, the...

ENGL 3553: Geoffrey Chaucer (Fall 2019)

Selection of Chaucer's works, including The Canterbury Tales and other shorter poems. Includes an introduction to Middle English. Requisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors) only. Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities Departmental Category: British Literature to 1660

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ENGL 3553-001: Geoffrey Chaucer

People have been reading Chaucer’s poetry for over 600 years now. Such long-lasting popularity has in part to do with the great variety of his writings. There’s a lot to like (and dislike): deeply moving tragedies, racy stories, philosophical meditations on the meaning of truth, and mocking diatribes against certain...