When April with his showers sweet with fruit The drought of March has pierced unto the root And bathed each vein with liquor that has power To generate therein and sire the flower; When Zephyr also has, with his sweet breath, Quickened again, in every holt and heath, The tender shoots and buds, and the young sun Into the Ram one half his course has run, And many little birds make melody That sleep through all the night with open eye So Nature pricks them on to ramp and rage - Then do folk long to go on pilgrimage, And palmers to go seeking out strange strands, To distant shrines well known in sundry lands.
Application Overview The Oxford Experience is a residential summer programme providing one-week courses in a variety of subjects aimed at non-specialists.
After a look at the General Prologue and selected tales in their original historical and linguistic contexts, this course will explore the ways in which Chaucer and his works continue to journey onward through different artistic traditions including visual and dramatic arts.
Programme details Seminars meet each weekday morning, Chaucer in his settings: We will explore the different settings in which Chaucer can be placed and the different stances adopted by historical biographers in contextualising him.
We will contrast the Chaucer of the Ricardian Court; the Chaucer of the city of London; the fictional Chaucer depicted in his own works; and the iconic Chaucer of literary tradition, celebrated from the early fifteenth-century to the present day.
This session will include readings of extracts from the tales in the original Middle English and will provide an opportunity to explore and consider the resources and potentialities of medieval English as a literary language. Taking our cue from the work of influential Chaucer scholar D. Robertson, we will explore the Canterbury Tales in the context of Gothic art and medieval aesthetics.
We will also consider the ways in which the motifs of the story-telling collection and the tale-telling contest have been echoed in other artistic traditions and how the Chaucerian identity is associated with a certain vision of England and Englishness in such films as A Canterbury Tale The Canterbury Tales, translated by David Wright.
Oxford University Press, Please bring a copy to Oxford as an in-class learning resource. Accommodation During your course, you will stay in typical Oxford student accommodation at Christ Church in buildings which range from the 18th to the 20th century.
Bedrooms are modestly-furnished, do not have air-conditioning and are arranged on a staircase of four or five floors. Most are single but a few twins are available for couples or those who wish to share with a friend. Those couples wishing to book a twin room should contact us direct ipoxex conted.
There are also a few standard rooms available which all have their own washbasin and shaver point but the bath and toilet facilities on each staircase are shared. Early application for these rooms is essential. If you wish to book a twin set, please contact us direct ipoxex conted.
Please indicate your accommodation preferences either online or on your application form together with a note of any mobility problems.
We regret that we are unable to offer you accommodation at Christ Church prior to or following your course. Additionally, family or friends who are not enrolled in the programme cannot be accommodated in college.
Fees Programme fee with single en-suite accommodation and meals: Assessment methods There are no assessments for this course. Application Online registration closes on Wednesday 1 May but please note that this course may be fully booked very quickly so early registration is recommended.This unit plan for Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales "General Prologue" is comprised of five lesson plans which include pre-reading questions, creative writing assignments, and assessments.
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