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Department
English
Course
ENG 204
Professor
Alison Muri
Semester
Fall

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English 204 1 November 16th 2011 (Internet OR “search engines” or “Google”) AND (“Online search* OR www) (Internet OR “Search engines” OR Google OR “online search*”) AND (research OR intellectual) Chaucer 3. The Book: extant Manuscripts (existing) - The two earliest surviving MS of The Canterbury Tales Are: 1. The Hengwrt MS 1400 2. The Ellsmere MS 1400 - The Ellsmere MS is written in book Hand  Spacing  Less embellishment  Not cursive o Questions:  Who was it made for?  Why is the Hengwrt MS and the Ellsmere MS so different?  Could they have been started in Chaucer’s time? - Differences o Ellsmere MS  Merchant follows man of law  Squire interrupted by the Franklin o Hengwrt MS  Squire follows the man of law  Squire interrupted by the Merchant 4. The Text: Romance vs. Fabliau i. Romance  Knights Tale o Concerns human honour, nobility, and courtly love ii. Fabliau  Mille
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