Faculty of Arts
Middle English: Chaucer and Romance
An introduction to medieval narrative centred on the tales of Geoffrey Chaucer, the greatest English poet of the fourteenth century and one of the finest narrative poets in the language. Along with the Chaucer tales, we study a number of contemporary short romances, mostly anonymous, that display the narrative possibilities of the genre, the typical interest in adventure and passion, as well as the textual practices employed by poets in a manuscript or performance culture.
Not taught in 2012
Coordinator(s) Roger Nicholson
Coursework + exam
ENGLISH 200: 15.0 points
Any 30 points at Stage I in English