ENGL402 - Chaucer

This course is an introduction both to Chaucer's longest work, The Canterbury Tales, and to Middle English. There are no prerequisites beyond a love of poetry and language, and a willingness to immerse yourself in a wonderful and demanding literary world. All readings are in Chaucer's original Middle English. I require 7-10 quizzes, two 5-7 page papers, a mid-term, and a final exam. Each student must also memorize 50 lines of Middle English and read aloud regularly in class.


Two English courses in literature or permission of department.