A study of Chaucer and other Middle English authors
This paper examines selected Tales from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and other representative texts of the 13th to 15th centuries. It offers an introduction to medieval English literature and an insight into the culture of late medieval England. The aims of the paper are to develop your facility in reading Middle English, to introduce you to a range of genres and kinds of writing from the period, to explore the ways in which medieval literature is similar to or different from modern literature and to develop the critical skills that facilitate the reading of medieval literature in the light of the cultural and literary traditions of the period.
|Paper title||Medieval Literature 2|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- 18 200-level ENGL points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of English and Linguistics' website
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Dr Greg Waite
- Course Reader: Selected Middle English Lyrics and Pearl (available at the Print Shop)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, edited and translated by W.R.J. Barron (revised ed., Manchester University Press, 1998)
Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales: Fifteen Tales and the General Prologue, ed. V.A. Kolve (Norton Critical Edition)
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking,
Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students will:
- Develop facility in reading Middle English
- Be introduced to a range of genres and kinds of writing from the period
- Explore the ways in which medieval literature is similar to or different from modern literature
- Develop the critical skills that facilitate the reading of medieval literature in the light of the cultural and literary traditions of the period