Listed in: English, as ENGL-31
Howell D. Chickering (Section 01)
The course aims to give the student rapid mastery of Chaucerâ€™s English and an active appreciation of his poetry. No prior knowledge of Middle English is expected. A knowledge of Modern English grammar and its nomenclature, or a similar knowledge of another language, will be helpful. Short critical papers and frequent declamation in class. The emphasis will be on Chaucerâ€™s humor, irony, and his narrative and dramatic gifts. We will read all of the poetic Tales and excerpts from the two prose Tales. Three class hours per week. Spring semester. Professor Chickering.