Life & Literature in the Age of Chaucer (ENGL6116)


Geoffrey Chaucer was a courtier, a bureaucrat and a diplomat. He was also a most prolific poet, and was to become arguably the most important literary figure of his age. The fourteenth century was a time of transformation in English language and literature, and Chaucer was a key innovator of the time. In this unit students will consider a sampling of key texts from the period within the context of this shifting landscape.

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1x1000wd annotated bibliography (15%), 1x1000wd discussion paper (20%), 1x4000wd research essay (65%)

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