Bard of the Middle Ages : the works of Geoffrey Chaucer by Michael Drout, Recorded Books

By Michael Drout, Recorded Books

During this path, Wheaton collage professor Michael D.C. Drout discusses the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Professor Drout examines Chaucer's artistic type and use of language, in addition to his position in English literature.

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Eds. Larry D. Benson, et al. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987. Suggested Readings for Other Lectures in This Course: Boitani, Piero, and Jill Mann, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Chaucer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Pearsall, Derek. The Life of Geoffrey Chaucer. Oxford: Blackwell, 1992. Other Books of Interest: Aers, David. Chaucer, Langland and the Creative Imagination. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1980. ———. Community, Gender, and Individual Identity. London: Routledge, 1998.

The Canterbury Tales: “The Cook’s Tale” LECTURE NINE “The Cook’s Tale” seems to be about an apprentice who is fired by his master, but the tale is unfinished. 32 FOR GREATER UNDERSTANDING Questions 1. ” Are women merely possessions, or do they shape the stories through their actions? 2. Explain whether or not you think the Miller is successful in “quiting” “The Knight’s Tale”? Who has won that particular battle in the social contest? Other Books of Interest Strohm, Paul. Social Chaucer. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989.

Other Books of Interest Mann, Jill. Chaucer and Medieval Estates Satire: The Literature of Social Classes and the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1973. Pearsall, Derek. The Canterbury Tales. London: Allen and Unwin, 1985. 29 Lecture 9: The Canterbury Tales: “The Knight’s Tale,” “The Miller’s Tale,” “The Reeve’s Tale,” and “The Cook’s Tale” Before beginning this lecture you may want to . . Read The Riverside Chaucer: “Fragment I” of The Canterbury Tales, pp.

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