ENGL7742.01 Fall 2015 Chaucer: Verse History [Weiskott]

ENGL7742.01 Fall 2015 Chaucer: Verse History [Weiskott]

A practical and theoretical introduction to issues in medieval and modern poetics, focalized through Chaucer's verse forms. Emphasis on metrical form, the momentum of metrical traditions, the translation of prosody between languages, and the circulation of cultural stereotypes about meter. We ask how poetic traditions develop, why they endure or disappear, and how the practice and theory of meter changes over time.

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