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Medieval: The Structure of the Canterbury Tales

Seminar: The Structure of the Canterbury Tales

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Denis Renevey
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2008 -> 2008

Pas d'horaire défini.


Semestre d'automne
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 0


Unlike Ovid's Metamorphoses and Boccaccio's Decameron, which inspired Chaucer for the writing of his own story collection, The Canterbury Tales as a collection is marked by a tight internal structure, which is all the more remarkable if one considers its unfinished state. This seminar aims to define and discuss the genre of the story-collection, to understand the arrangement of the tales within it, and to disclose the links between narrators and their tales. General knowledge of the entire collection of the Canterbury Tales is required; special emphasis is going to be given to the General Prologue, The Wife of Bath Prologue and Tale, and The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale.


Set text: The Riverside Chaucer, New Edition, ed. Larry D. Benson (Oxford University Press), available at BASTA.

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