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Welcome to Allen Memorial Library's library guide for ENGL450/650: Chaucer
This guide has been designed to provide you with resources to help you in this course. Please use the tabs at the top of the page to find information and resources to better understand Chaucer in context, literary criticism, and teaching Early/Middle English Literature.
The Canterbury Tales
In this 21st-century version, the stories of the Canterbury Tales evolve with the help of talent scouts, plastic surgery and asylum seekers. Each of the tales is set on the pilgrims' route to Canterbury.
Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales
In this program, expert commentators Dr. Christiania Whitehead and Dr. Peter Mack, both of the University of Warwick, discuss the tradition of 14th-century poetry, the General Prologue, Chaucer’s social grouping of the pilgrims and the themes they explore, and the poem as a reflection of medieval English society.
Understanding Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
This program explicates this complex alliterative poem, examines its treatment of familiar Arthurian themes, and illustrates why it is considered one of the finest romances of the Middle Ages.