Dr. McDonald's Chaucer Class Calendar

Fall 2017



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Below you will find a rough outline of when reading assignments and writing assignments are due.  For clarification see your syllabus or ask me.  Reading assignments must be done before the class they are assigned .  Occasionally, assignments may be amended, these will be announced before the assignment is due.  If you miss class, contact some other member of the class to check on the status of your assignments.


 Aug 21
Welcome to Class
Reading Middle English practice

Aug 23
Kolve xv-xix & 3-23
Pope 1-18 & 22-30

Aug 28
Knightís Tale 22-34
Pope 30-45
Kolve 311-25

Aug 30
Knightís Tale 34-58
Pope 46-73
Kolve 325-40 & 473-92

Sept 4
No Class

Sept 6
Millerís Tale 71-88
Pope 71-88
Kolve 341-43 & 492-503

Sept 11
Practice Translation Quiz
Reeveís Tale 88-99
Kolve 344-47 & 303-11

Sept 13
Cookís Prologue 99-103
McDonald Reeve Draft
Kolve 511-32
Pope 121-27
Share paper topic and possible thesis

Sept 18
Translation Quiz 1
Wife of Bathís Prologue 102-121
Pope 103-10
Kolve 348-73

Sept 20
Wife of Bathís Tale 121-30
Kolve 379-96 & 534-46
Oral Reading 1

Sept 25
Friarís Tale 131-40
Summonerís Tale 140-54
Pope 133-38
Kolve 397-98

Sept 27
Clerkís Tale 154-69
Pope 110-14
Kolve 556-66

Oct 2
Clerkís Tale 169-85
Kolve 399-421 & 546-56

Oct 4
Merchantís Tale 185-201
Pope 97-102
Translation Quiz 2

Oct 9
Merchantís Tale 201-11
Kolve 422-23


Oct 11
Franklinís Tale 212-33
Pope 114-21
Kolve 431-39
Research Paper 1

Oct 16
Pardonerís Tale 233-48
Kolve 566-85

Oct 18
Prioressís Tale 248-254
Pope 127-33
Kolve 439-50

Oct 23
Nunís Priestís Tale 269-85
Pope 93-97
Kolve 306-7

Oct 25
Sir Thopas and Melibee 355-68
Kolve 451-54
Translation Quiz 3

Oct 30
Manciple, Parson, Retraction 285-307
Share second paper topic and possible thesis

Nov 1
T&C B1 lines 1-490
Pope 151-62

Nov 6
T&C B1 lines 490-1090

Nov 8
T&C B2 lines 1-805
Oral Reading

Nov 10
Group creative projects could be delivered
T&C B2 line 806-1755

Nov 15
T&C B3 lines 1-1008
Thanksgiving Nov 20-Nov 27
Read through the end of T&C Book 4

Nov 27
Group creative projects could be delivered
T&C B3 lines 1006-1700

Nov 29
T&C B4 lines 1-1700
Research Paper 2

Dec 4
Group creative projects could be delivered
T&C B5 lines 1-1001

Dec 6
T&C B3 lines 1001-869
Review for final

Dec 13
Final Exam