Chaucer: The Merchant's Tale

6 courses, 50 lectures
7:08:52

English Literature

Chaucer: The Merchant's Tale

Chaucer: The Merchant's Tale

In this course, Professor Marion Turner (University of Oxford) explores Geoffrey Chaucer's Merchant's Tale. We begin by thinking about some of the Biblical allusions in the Tale, focusing in particular on the Garden the Eden...

5 lectures

0:50:23

Prof. Marion Turner

Oxford University

English Literature

Chaucer: The Merchant's Tale

Chaucer: The Merchant's Tale

In this course, Professor Carolyne Larrington (University of Oxford) explores Geoffrey Chaucer's Merchant's Tale. We begin by thinking about the Merchant himself, who is introduced in the General Prologue of the Canterbury...

6 lectures

0:42:51

Dr Carolyne Larrington

Oxford University

English Literature

Chaucer and Story Patterns in Middle English Literature

Chaucer and Story Patterns in Middle English Literature

This course provides readers of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales with a broader context of Chaucer’s life and times as well as the kind of literature that was being written in the Medieval period that may have inspired Chaucer when...

5 lectures

0:29:08

Dr Carolyne Larrington

Oxford University

English Literature

Chaucer: Historical, Literary and Cultural Context

Chaucer: Historical, Literary and Cultural Context

In this course, Professor Marion Turner (University of Oxford) explores the historical, literary and cultural context for Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. In the first module, we think about the literary and linguistic culture of...

6 lectures

1:01:14

Prof. Marion Turner

Oxford University

English Literature

Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

In this course, Dr Marion Turner (University of Oxford) provides an introduction to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The course begins with a discussion of the opening lines of the General Prologue, before going on to discuss...

6 lectures

0:59:48

Prof. Marion Turner

Oxford University

English Literature

Love Through the Ages

Love Through the Ages

This course explores the theme of love from the earliest English literature to the present day – from authors that you have likely heard of, such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Byron and Keats, to authors that are perhaps less...

22 lectures

3:05:28

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University