Troilus and Criseyde and the Minor Poems

Course Number: ENGL 152B
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Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 152B
Quarter: Winter 2020
Instructor: Reeve, Daniel
Day(s): TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Description:

This course is a close study of Geoffrey Chaucer's long poem Troilus and Criseyde, which is about love, war, and time -- the distant past, the unknowable future. We will learn to comment closely on Chaucer's crafted stanzas alongside broader considerations of the poem's thematic and philosophical preoccupations. If there's time, we will also bring Chaucer's poem into dialogue with some later poetic responses -- Henryson's Testament of Cresseid, and Lavinia Greenlaw's A Double Sorrow.