Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LEO006P05
Vaknaam Chaucer
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Chaucer: Works and Background
Leerdoelen - an understanding of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, medieval England’s leading writer
- knowledge of the relevance of genre in literary interpretation
- an understanding of the historical and cultural context of late medieval England and London
- the ability to express their knowledge and understanding clearly in writing
Omschrijving Geoffrey Chaucer is the most widely studied medieval English writer. His works, composed in the second half of the fourteenth century, reflect and inflect existing English and European literary traditions. French, Italian, and classical influences shimmer through Chaucer’s poems, which engage with an almost encyclopaedic range of topics and interests. Chaucer’s own life is exceptionally well-documented, and his many public roles and jobs offer a window on the social, political, and literary culture of late-medieval London, England, and Europe.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
(2 uur hoorcollege, 2 uur werkcollege)
Toetsvorm essay, schriftelijk tentamen
(schriftelijk digitaal 3 uur)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator Dr. J.R. Mattison
Docent(en) Dr. J.R. Mattison , P.J. Outhwaite, PhD.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The Riverside Chaucer (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2nd or 3rd edition. gen. ed. Larry Benson 0199552096 ca. €  24,00
A New Companion to Chaucer (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019) AVAILABLE DIGITALLY THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY ed. Peter Brown 9781118902257
Entreevoorwaarden None
Opmerkingen 80% Compulsory attendance in seminars. This module follows on from English Literature until 1550 and prepares students for the optional modules in medieval literature in the second and third years. This module can be taken as an elective and/or Open Course Unit. Major students take precedence.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 1 semester II b intr
Ba English Language and Culture 1 semester II b verplicht
Ba Open colleges Letteren - semester II b keuze