Chaucer: The Art of Irony

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Chaucer: The Art of Irony

Fall 2019

Taught By: A.W. Strouse

Section: A

CRN: 7225

Credits: 4

In order to examine how the idea of the "author" emerges historically, we will focus on Chaucer (the so-called "father of English literature"). We will pay particular attention to how Chaucer conceptualizes authorship in relation to craft, poetic making, and the English language. And we will consider how, even as Chaucer perhaps invents English authorship, Chaucer comically deflates the authority of authorship. Works by Chaucer to be read may include some of the poet's "dream visions" (Book of the Duchess, House of Fame, Parliament of Fowls, Legend of Good Women) as well as several of The Canterbury Tales. To understand Chaucerian authorship in context, we will read works by two fourteenth-century female mystics (Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe).

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:55pm 11/14/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 259

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/12/2019