Blog Archives

Chaucer and the Suppression of Romantic Energy

The origin of Complaynt D’Amours has been a subject of debate among Chaucerian scholars- many do not consider it to be one of the works of Chaucer at all.  Yet, as a poem, it follows many of the conventions of

Posted in Historical and Literary Analysis

Gender as a metaphor: femininity, socioeconomic status, and religious criticism in The Canterbury Tales

Over the course of this week,  we were tasked with reading the Clerk’s tale and the Man of Law’s tale. Both of these texts border Fragment Three of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, belonging in the fourth and second  fragments, respectively. Both

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Recap Blogging