Spring 2013

Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

Listed in: English, as ENGL-332

Formerly listed as: ENGL-31

Moodle site: Course


Howell D. Chickering (Section 01)


[before 1800]  The course aims to give the student rapid mastery of Chaucer’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 Chaucer’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.


2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2015