University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Typecasting in the Canterbury Tales

Instructor:
Epy Pengelly


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA106 February 13, 2021
Crs #:
520
Date:
Sat Feb 13
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
15/∞
Room:
History
Course Category:
Literature
Track:
Literature
Description
Appearance is everything in medieval literature. Chaucer wanted you to have first impressions of his characters-- first impressions that were right. Come find out why it mattered that the Wife of Bath had "hosen...of fyn scarlet reed" and she was "gat-tothed", or why we should care that Chaucer mentioned the Squire's clothes were "Short was his goune, with sleves longe and wyde." Together we'll pick apart some of the pilgrims' first appearances in the Prologue and their introductions to learn about the characters before they even get into their tales and we learn more than we ever wanted. (Class will not be recorded)