ENGLISH/MDST 316/WTSG 305: GEOFFREY CHAUCER
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Riverside Chaucer, ed. Larry D. Benson (Oxford, 1988), pb. 0192821091 Used $42.50 PR1851 .B46 1987
Cassette Recording, The General Prologue, by Paul Thomas (Provo: The Chaucer Studio, 1994).
Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, trans. V.E. Watts (Penguin), pb. $11.16 0140447806 B659.C2 E59 1969
Geoffrey Chaucer, Troilus and Criseyde, trans. Nevill Coghill (Penguin, rpt. 1995) $9.95 0140442391PR1870 .A1 C63 1977
Th Jan. 13 Introduction: “To Rosemounde”
Tu Jan. 18 Chaucer's Short Poems: "Gentilesse," "Truth"
Th Jan. 20 "Envoy a Scogan," "Envoy a Bukton"
Tu Jan. 25 "Complaint to His Purse" Short Paper #1 Due
Th Jan. 27 Book of the Duchess
Read Macrobius, from the Commentary on the Dream of Scipio, in Miller, pp. 44-52
Tu Feb. 2 Read Ovid, “Ceyx and Alcyone,” from the Metamorphoses, in Miller, pp. 106-12
And Andreas Capellanus, from The Treatise on Love, “Distinctions concerning Love” and “The Rules of Love,” in Miller, pp. 291-99
Th Feb. 4 General Prologue to the CT: Introduction and Retraction to the Canterbury Tales
Listen to the General Prologue on tape
Tu Feb. 9 The Knight: Read Geoffroi de Charny, from The Book of Chivalry: “The Making of a Knight,” in Miller, pp. 166-68; Rámon Lull, from The Book of the Order of Chivalry, on “The Origins and Purpose of Chivalry,” and “The Office of Knighthood,” in Miller, pp. 180-86
Tu Feb. 16 The Wife of Bath, the Merchant, the Miller, the Reeve
Read Ovid, from Amores, on “The Lover’s Warfare,” in Miller, pp. 286-88
Tu Feb. 23 Short Paper #2 Due
Th Feb. 25 Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, Books 1-3
Tu Mar. 1 Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, Books 4-5
Th Mar. 3 Knight’s Tale, Part One
Read: Giovanni Boccaccio, from the Teseide, “Emilia appears to Palemon and Arcita,” in Miller, pp. 323-28
Fr Mar. 4 Mid-term Exam due at 9 A.M.
Tu Mar. 8 Spring Break
Tu Mar. 15 Knight’s Tale, Part Two and Three
Read: Giovanni Boccaccio, from the Teseide, “Arcita’s Prayer to Mars,” “Gloss: The Temple of Mars,” “Gloss: The Temple of Venus,” in Miller, pp. 329-43
Th Mar. 17 Knight’s Tale, Part Four
Tu Mar. 22 Miller’s Tale
Th Mar. 24 Reeve’s Tale
Tu Mar. 29 Wife of Bath's Prologue
Read: Bartholomaeus Anglicus, from The Properties of Things, on “Husband and Wife,” in Miller, pp. 385-87; Miller,on “The Antifeminist Tradition,” pp. 399-402, Theophrastus, from The Golden Book on Marriage, in Miller, pp. 411-14; and St. Jerome, from The Epistle Against Jovinian, in Miller, pp. 415-36
Tu Apr. 5 Clerk's Tale
Read Petrarch’s Story of Griselda, in Miller, pp. 137-52
Th Apr. 7 Spring Recess
Tu Apr. 12 Merchant's Tale
Th Apr. 14 Franklin's Tale Short Paper #3 Due
Read Giovanni Boccaccio, from Il Filocolo, “The Question of Menedon and Fiammetta’s Opinion,” in Miller, pp. 121-35
Tu Apr. 19 Troilus and Criseyde, Book 1 (in translation)
Th Apr. 21 Troilus and Criseyde, Book 2 & 3
Tu Apr. 26 Troilus and Criseyde, Book 4 & 5
Th Apr. 28 Conclusions
Fr Apr 29 Exam on Second Part of the Course is Due: 9:00 A.M.
1. Several short (2-5 pp.) papers, any of which can be revised for a possible higher grade
2 Take-home Honor-Code bound e-Midterm and Final Examinations
Papers: 50% of your grade; Exams: 50% of your grade. Participation (which is required) enhances final grades.
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