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EN252 - Chaucer

  • Module code: EN252
  • Module name: Chaucer
  • Department: English and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module provides an opportunity for students to read Chaucer's principal works in the context of his life and times and the tradition of Chaucer criticism. In addition, the module looks at the books which influenced Chaucer himself. The expectation is that students taking this module will have studied Medieval to Renaissance English Literature but students with a knowledge of Middle English may also be considered.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be familiar with Chaucer's key texts and will have an understanding of the contexts in which they were conceived and written.

Timetabled teaching activities

Weekly seminar

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EN252-30)
C (Assessed/examined work) 5000 word essay 50%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 50%
VA (Visiting students only) Assessed/visiting students attending single term only 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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