Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG300Y1Y L0101

ENG300Y1Y   L0101   T1-3, R2
Prof. C. Balot
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 825

Brief Description of Course: A study of Chaucer's major works, with an emphasis on Troilus and Criseyde and the Canterbury Tales. We will read the poems in Middle English and some reading aloud and recitation will be required. Our focus will be Chaucer's development of a literary language engaged simultaneously with philosophical, theological, historical, ethical, and aesthetic problems.

Required Reading: Book of the Duchess, House of Fame, Parliament of Fowles, Legend of Good Women, Troilus and Criseyde, and the Canterbury Tales.

First Three Authors/Texts: Book of the Duchess, House of Fame, Parliament of Fowles.

Method of Evaluation: Two short essays; one longer essay with an option for a non-traditional project; a term test; quizzes; memorization; and a final exam.

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