|TITLE||Chaucer: An Introduction|
|LEVEL||01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course|
|DESCRIPTION||The aim of the study-unit is to introduce students to the undergraduate study of Chaucer and to the sociohistorical and artistic contexts of medieval English literature.
Through a detailed study of the Canterbury Tales in particular, students will be introduced to the medieval heritage of English literature. The social and literary contexts of the period will be reviewed, and major thematic and formal aspects of Chaucer’s art will be analysed, as will his indebtedness to medieval literary traditions in Europe.
Benson, Larry D., ed., The Riverside Chaucer (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987)
Brewer, D. S., Chaucer, 3rd edn (London: Longman, 1973)
Brewer, D. S., Chaucer and his World (London: Eyre Methuen, 1978)
Brewer, Derek, A New Introduction to Chaucer, 2nd edn (London: Longman, 1998)
Ellis, Steve, ed., Chaucer: An Oxford Guide (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005)
Rowland, Beryl, ed., A Companion to Chaucer Studies (New York: Oxford University Press, 1979)
Saunders, Corinne, Chaucer (Oxford: Blackwell, 2001)
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