A guide to Chaucer's poem "The Canterbury Tales" which introduces readers to Chaucer's life and times and reconsiders both the impact and the context of its inception. It details Chaucer's cultural and literary world, as well as reviews the publishing history of the Tales.
This book includes close readings of extracts from the most commonly studied of Chaucer's tales at A level and first year university level. It guides the reader in methods of approaching extracts from difficult texts reflecting the emphasis on textual analysis in examinations. In the ANALYSING TEXTS series.
This book is concerned with our ideological, technical and emotional investments in reclaiming medieval for contemporary popular culture. The authors illuminate both medieval and contemporary popular culture in surprising and productive ways while interrogating the many ways in which metamedievalism reinterprets and reconceptualises the medieval.
This volume of essays offers innovations in teaching Chaucer in higher education. The projects explored in this study focus on a student-centred, active learning designed to enhance independent research skills and critical thinking. These studies also seek to establish conversations - between teachers and learners, and students and their texts.
Provides textual analysis of the "Tales" by the "Miller", "Nun's Priest", the "Wife of Bath" and the "Pardoner", as well as Chaucer's "General Prologue". This book demonstrates some approaches which can be used to learn about style, structure, multiple voices and key themes in Chaucer's work.
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