Arts, Sciences, and Engineering English
Course Section Listing Course Course Title Term Credits Status
COURSE_SECTION-3-142909 ENGL 204-1 Chaucer Spring 2023 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Location Start Date End Date
MW 1525 1640 Bausch & Lomb Room 315 01/11/2023 05/06/2023
Enrollment: Enrolled     
3
Capacity     
No Cap
Co-Located: ENGL 204-1 (P), ENGL 404-1
Instructors: Gregory Heyworth
Description: The principal works of Chaucer, in their historical and intellectual context. Readings in Middle English.
Offered: Fall Spring Summer

Course Section Listing Course Course Title Term Credits Status
COURSE_SECTION-3-126007 ENGL 204-1 Chaucer Spring 2022 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Location Start Date End Date
MW 1150 1305 Lechase Room 124 01/12/2022 05/07/2022
Enrollment: Enrolled     
7
Capacity     
11
Co-Located: ENGL 204-1 (P), ENGL 404-1
Instructors: Thomas Hahn
Description: Chaucer’s reputation as “Father” of English sometimes obscures his claims to other superlatives: funniest (lol) and wittiest, most book-learned, most outrageous, most intellectually curious, most experimental. His alter ego, Geffrey, occupies the heart of many of his fictions, and this entirely likeable, intensely intimate, but totally elusive persona creates enormous pleasure and provocation. His portrayal​s of sexual relations and ​gender identities have unsettled and enriched the expectations of all readers ​over more than six centuries. We will explore and enjoy his greatest poetry, including the Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde, arguably the best long poem ever written in English. The course aims to create an indelible impression of Chaucer’s writing, and a broad appreciation of medieval culture. We will read and recite Chaucer’s distinctive words and sounds, memorable in themselves and in opening new vistas on the language we now speak. Writing includes a series of response papers, as well as a longer final paper and take-home final. 
Offered: Fall Spring Summer