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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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ENGL 345 Chaucer (1)

A study of Chaucer in Middle English, including the entire Canterbury Tales and a selection from the short poems and dream visions. Extensive secondary reading establishes Chaucer's context in the 14th century; examines the Classical, French, Italian, and English literary influences on his work; and proposes various theoretical approaches to interpretation in the 21st century.

Prerequisite: 100- or 200-level English course in literature

  • Offering: Alternate odd years in fall
  • Instructor: Moon