English Literature

From Beowulf to Carol Ann Duffy, via Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, the Brontes, and others.

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 Tales. After that, we think about the genre...

Dr Carolyne Larrington

Oxford University

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 and the Song of Songs....

Dr Marion Turner

Oxford University

English Literature

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

In this course, Dr Marion Turner (University of Oxford) explores the 14th-century poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The course begins with an introduction to the Arthurian tradition, focusing in particular on the representations of Arthur and his court...

Dr Marion Turner

Oxford University