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  1. Week 1: Introducing Genre 10 items
    1. Required Reading 4 items
      1. History and Genre - Ralph Cohen 1986

        Article Essential

      2. Oxford dictionary of English - Soanes, Catherine, Stevenson, Angus 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Entries on 'genre' and 'gender'

      3. Genre - Heather Dubrow 2014

        Book Essential You do not need to read the whole of this book, but you should dip into it to begin thinking about what genre is and the issues involved in studying it. For print copy details, see item below.

      4. Genre - Heather Dubrow 2014

        Book Essential You do not need to read the whole of this book, but you should dip into it to begin thinking about what genre is and the issues involved in studying it.

    2. Recommended Reading 6 items
      These are general works on genre theory - it will be useful if you consult a number of these over the course of the module, and again when preparing your essay.
      1. Modern Genre Theory - David Duff 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      2. Modern genre theory - Duff, David 2000

        Book Recommended

      3. Genre - John Frow 2015

        Book Recommended See below for print version

      4. Genre - Frow, John 2006

        Book Recommended

      5. Genres in discourse - Todorov, Tzvetan, Porter, Catherine 1990

        Book Recommended

  2. Weeks 2: Virgil's Aeneid 6 items
    There are a number of different translations you can use.
    1. Required Reading for Epic (Recommended Editions) - Virgil, "The Aeneid" 4 items
      Try to read the whole of The Aeneid, but concentrate in particular on Books 3 and 4 of the poem, which will form the main focus for discussion in the seminars.
      1. Aeneid - Virgil, Ahl, Frederick 2008

        Book Suggested for student purchase

      2. The Aeneid - Sarah Ruden, Virgil 2008

        Book Essential For print copy details, see below.

      3. Aeneid - Stanley Lombardo, W. R. Johnson, Virgil 2005

        Book Essential For print copy details, see item below.

      4. The Aeneid - Stanley Lombardo, Virgil 2005

        Book Essential Lots of other editions available at other shelfmarks.

    2. Recommended Reading on Classical Epic and Milton 2 items
      These represent recommendations that will be useful to read from for week 2, but continue to be relevant for weeks 3-6, and may also be useful for your essay should you choose to write on Epic.
      1. Epic and empire: politics and generic form from Virgil to Milton - Quint, David c1993

        Book Recommended Especially pages 9-96, 248-324.

      2. Epic romance: Homer to Milton - Burrow, Colin 1993

        Book Recommended

  3. Week 3-7: Paradise Lost 9 items
    Your module tutor will advise you which specific books of the poem will be focused on each of the 4 weeks devoted to Paradise Lost.
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      There are a number of editions you can use - several possible editions are suggested below. Only purchase the one of your choice.
      1. Paradise lost - John Milton, Philip Pullman 2005

        Book Essential For print copy details, see below

      2. Paradise lost - John Milton, Stephen Orgel, Jonathan Goldberg 2008

        Book Essential Different editions also available.

    2. Recommended Reading for Paradise Lost 5 items
      These represent some of the considerable scholarship on Milton - it will be useful for you to read from these across each of the four weeks devoted to Paradise Lost, and to return to them should you choose to write your essay on this poem.
      1. Milton's grand style - Ricks, Christopher B. 2001

        Book Essential

      2. The Oxford handbook of Milton - Nicholas McDowell, Nigel Smith c2009

        Book Essential The essays in section six

      3. ""Paradise Lost"" and the Rhetoric of Literary Forms - Barbara Kiefer Lewalski 2014

        Book Recommended See below for print version

      4. Paradise lost and the rhetoric of literary forms - Barbara Kiefer Lewalski 2014

        Book Recommended

      5. There is also a helpful website for those new to Milton and Paradise Lost: http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/darknessvisible/sitemap.html#paradiselost

    3. Recommended Reading on Epic and Paradise Lost 2 items
      These represent some scholarship on epic and on Paradise Lost in particular - it will be useful for you to read from among these recommendations across the 4 weeks devoted to Paradise Lost, and again when you are writing your essay, should you choose to write on Milton.
      1. Paradise lost and the classical epic - Blessington, F. C. 1979

        Book Recommended

      2. John Milton and the transformation of ancient epic - Martindale, Charles 2002

        Book Recommended Especially pages 1-52.

  4. Week 8: Medieval Fabliaux 7 items
    1. Required Reading 5 items
      Please note: you can read EITHER the book format OR the online format of the two Old French Fabliaux, but please bring a copy (whether a print out or the book) to the seminar.
      1. The literary context of Chaucer's fabliaux 1971

        Book Essential 'Gombert and the Two clerks'.

      2. Jean Bodel's Gombert and the Two Clerks; fabliau (French, tr. into Modern English); analogue of RvT.

        Webpage Essential Available from Harvard University Chaucer website http://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/index.html

      3. The literary context of Chaucer's fabliaux 1971

        Book Essential 'Berenger of the Long Arse'. DIGITISED extract. Digitised under S.36 of the CDPA Act 1988 for use by students registered on this course.

      4. Guèrin (early 13th cent.), Bèrenger of the Long Arse; fabliau (French, tr. into Modern English); distant analogue of MilT.

        Webpage Essential Available from Harvard University Chaucer website http://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/index.html

      5. Dame Sirith

        Webpage Essential Available from Robbins Library Digital Projects, Rochester University http://d.lib.rochester.edu

    2. Recommended Reading 2 items
      1. Companion to early Middle English literature - Veldhoen, N. H. G. E., Aertsen, H. 1995

        Book Recommended Keith Busby, 'Dame Sirith and De Clerico et Puella', pp.69 – 81. Digital copy requested

      2. The scandal of the fabliaux - Bloch, R. Howard 1986

        Book Recommended

  5. Week 9: The Knight's Tale 6 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. The riverside Chaucer: based on The works of Geoffrey Chaucer - Geoffrey Chaucer, Larry Dean Benson, F. N. Robinson 2008

        Book Essential Read The Knight's Tale. You may also consult the interlinear translation below

      2. Chaucer: The Knight's Tale, an Interlinear Translation, Index

        Webpage Essential Available from Harvard University Chaucer website http://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/index.html

    2. Recommended Reading 4 items
      This recommended reading serves as an introduction to all the Canterbury Tales we are reading and will be useful to consult throughout weeks 9 through 11.
      1. The Canterbury tales - Cooper, Helen 1996

        Book Recommended

      2. Chaucer and the Canterbury tales: a short introduction - John C. Hirsh 2003 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended See below for print version

  6. Week 10: The Miller's Tale 3 items
    1. Required Reading 3 items
      1. The riverside Chaucer: based on The works of Geoffrey Chaucer - Geoffrey Chaucer, Larry Dean Benson, F. N. Robinson 2008

        Book Essential Read The Miller's Prologue and Tale. You may also consult the interlinear translation below

      2. Chaucer: The Miller's Prologue and Tale -- An Interlinear Translation

        Webpage Essential Available from Harvard University Chaucer website http://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/index.html

  7. Week 11: The Reeve's Tale 3 items
    1. Required Reading 3 items
      1. The riverside Chaucer: based on The works of Geoffrey Chaucer - Geoffrey Chaucer, Larry Dean Benson, F. N. Robinson 2008

        Book Essential Read The Reeve's Prologue and Tale. You may also consult the interlinear translation below

      2. Chaucer: The Reeve's Tale -- An Interlinear Translation

        Webpage Essential Available from Harvard University Chaucer website http://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/index.html

  8. Week 12: Review Lecture 3 items
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