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1. Understanding Literary Theory 2. What is New Criticism? 3. William Empson 4. I.A.Richards 5. Cleanth Brooks 6. F.R.Leavis 7. Wimsatt & Beardley 8. R.P.Blackmur 9. Allen Tate 10. John Crowe Ransom 11. Neo Aristotelian
FORMALISM 1. What is Formalism? 2. Victor Shklovsky 3. Boris Echenbaum 4. Yuri Tynyanov 5. Roman Jacobson
STRUCTURALISM 1. What is Structuralism? 2. Ferdinand De Saussure 3. C.S.Peirce 4. Claude Levi Strass 5. Vladimir Propp 6. A.J.Greimas 7. Gerard Genette 8. Mikhail Bhakin 9. Roland Barthes
POST STRUCTURALISM & DECONSTRUCTIONISM 1. What is Post Structuralism & Deconstructionism? 2. Michael Foucault 3. Jacques Derrida 4. Paul De Man 5. J.H.Miller
POSTMODERNISM 1. What is Postmodernism? 2. Jean Baudrillard 3. Julia Kristeva 4. Jean Francois Lyotard 5. Frederic Jameson
PSYCHOANALYSIS CRITICISM 1. What is Psychoanalysis Criticism? 2. Sigmund Freud 3. Jacques Lacon 4. Harold Bloom 5. Noam Chomsky
ARCHETYPAL CRITICISM 1. What is Archetypal Criticism? 2. J.S.Frazer 3. Carl Jung 4. Northrop Frye 5. Maud Bodkin
READER RESPONSE THEORY 1. What is Reader Response Theory? 2. Norman Holland 3. Wolfgang Iser 4. Stanley Fish 5. H.R.Hauss
FEMINISM 1. What is Feminism? 2. Mary Wollstonescraft 3. Margaret Fuller 4. J.S.Mill 5. Virgina Woolf 6. Simon De Beauvoir 7. Kate Millett 8. Judith Butler 9. Elaine Showalter 10. Helene Cixous 11. Sandra &Susan Gilbert 12. Shulamith Firestone
MARXISM 1. What is Marxism? 2. Karl Marx & Engels 3. Louis Althrusser 4. Antonio Gramsci 5. Pierre Bourdieu 6. Paul Ricoeur 7. Ernest Mndel
NEW HISTORICISM 1. What is New Historicism? 2. Stephan Greenbalt 3. Raymond William 4. Stuart Hall
QUEER THEORY 1. What is Queer Theory? 2. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 3. Alan Sinfield 4. Adrienne Rich
ECO CRITICISM 1. What is Ecocriticism? 2. Major Criticism
POSTCOLONIAL CRITICISM 1. What is Postcolonial Criticism? 2. Franz Fanon 3. Edward Said 4. Homi K Bhabha 5. Gayathri Spivak 6. Aime Cesaire & Leopold 7. Edward Soja 8. Benedict Anderson 9. Antonio Negri & Michael Hart 10. Salman Rushdie 11. Bill Ashcroft
LITERARY MOVEMENTS RENAISSANCE 1. Scottish Chaucerians 2. University wits 3. Comedy of Humors 4. Masque 5. Sons of Ben 6. Metaphysical Poets 7. Cavalier Poets
ENLIGHTENMENT AGE 1. Commedia Dell’arte 2. Kit Kat Club 3. Scriblerus Club 4. Graveyard Poets ROMANTIC AGE 1. Lake Poets 2. Satanic School of Poetry 3. Cockney School of Poetry 4. Dark Romantics 5. Transcendentalism VICTORIAN AGE 1. Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood 2. Aestheticism 3. Fireside Poets 4. Oxford Movements 5. Realism 6. Naturalism 7. Impressionism 8. Symbolism 9. Imagism 10. Surrealism MODERN AGE 1. Rhymer’s Club 2. Irish Dramatic Movement 3. Auden Group 4. Georgian Poets 5. Harian Renaissance
6. War Poets 7. Lost Generation 8. Bloomsbury Group 9. Stream of Consciousness 10. Black Mountain Poets 11. New Apocalyptics 12. Southern Agrarians POST MODERN AGE 1. Black Arts Movement 2. Existentialism 3. Agitprop 4. Theatre of Cruelty 5. Epic Theatre 6. Angry Young Man 7. Kitchen Sink Drama 8. Theatre of Absurd 9. Theatre of Oppressed 10. Beat Generation 11. Confessional Poetry 12. Movement Poets
1. Objective Correlative by T.S.Eliot 2. Dissociation of Sensibility by T.S.Eliot 3. Willing to Suspension of Disbelief by Coleridge 4. Negative Capability by Keats 5. American Renaissance by F.O Matthiessen 6.Natyashastra by Bharata 7. Rasa concept by Bharata 8. Kavya Prakasha by Mamata 9. Dhvanyaloka or Suggestion by Anandvardhana 10. Vakrokti by Kuntaka 11. Riti, Guna, Kavyalankara by Vaman 12. Positivism by August Campte 13. Romantic by Friedrich Schlegel 14. Metaphysical Poets by Dr.Johnson 15. Upstart Crow is Robert Green 16. Cultural Materialism by Raymond Williams 17. Imagism by T.E.Hume 18. Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson 19. Horizon of Expectation by H.R.Jauss 20. Strategic Essentialism by Gayitri Spivak 21. Utilitarianism by J.S..Mill 22. Incunabula means Books published before 1501 23. Tension by Allen Tate 24. Strong Lined Poetry by G.M.Hopkins 25. Dictum ‘Life Imitates Art’ by John Ruskin 26. Theatre of Cruelty by Jerzy 27. Epic Theatre by Bertold Bretch 28. Theatre of Oppressed by Augusto Bal 29. Expressionist Theatre by George Kaiser 30. The Guilded Age by Mark Twain 31. Ambiguity by William Empson 32. Intertextuality by Julia Kristeva 33. Heteroglossia by M.Bakhtin 34. Dialogic Imagination by M.Bakhtin 35. Sublime by Longinus 36. Carnivalesque by M.Bakhtin 37. Jacobian Novel by Garry Kelly 38. Surrealism by Andre Breton 39. Decorum by Horace 40. The wasp of Twickenham by Pope 41. Theory of Avant Grade by Peter Berger 42. Chaucer of Scotland is William Dunbar 43. Poetic Justice by Rhymer 44. TouchStone method by M.Arnold 45. Pathetic Fallacy by John Ruskin 46. Theory of Population by Malthus 47. Provincialising Europe by Dipesh Chakravarthy 48. Egotistical Sublime is to William Wordsworth 49. Young Juvenile is Thomas Nash 50. Macabre element by John Webster 51. Sprung Rhythm and Curtal Sonnet and Inscape and Instress are by G.M.Hopkins 52. Life Force by G.B.Shaw 53. Light of Asia is Admin Arnold 54. Only Connect by E.M.Forster 55. Sports of Time by W. Wordsworth 56. Orientalism by E.Said 57. Womanism by Alice Walker 58. Third Space by Edward Doha 59. Hybridity by Homi Bhaba 60. Reception aesthetics by Wolfgang User 61. Langue and Parole by Ferdinand Saussure 62. Interlanguage by M.A.K.Halliday 63. Difference and Defferecnce by Derrida 64. Signs by Saussure 65. Stock Responses by I.A.Richards 66. Deep Structure by N.Chomsky 67. Competency and Performance by N.Chomsky 68. Readerly and Writerly Text by R.Bathes 69. Ironic and Indexical by C.S.Pierce 70.Habitus by Julia Kristeva 72. Flaneur by Walter Benjamin 73. Chora by J.Kristeva 74. Simulacrum or Simulacra by Jean Baurdrillard 75. Subaltern by G.Spivak 76. Metahistory by Hayden White 77. Polyphony by M.Bakhtin 78. Hegemony by Antonio Gramsky 79. Theoretician of Sociability is Malcolm Braburry 80. New Historicism by Greenblatt
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I. BRITISH LITERATURE
Old & Middle English (500-1300 AD)
1. Intro. to Anglo Saxon Period: Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles. 2. Imp. works of Anglo Saxon Period. 3. Intro. To Anglo Norman Period: Historic background, theme,style. 4. Imp. Works of Anglo Saxon period.
Age of Chaucer (1300 to 1400 AD)
1. Intro. To Chaucerian Age: Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles. 2. Geoffrey Chaucer 3. William Langland 4. John Wycliffe 5. John Mandeville 6. John Gower 7. Thomas Hoccleave 8. John Lydgate
Age of Revival (1400 to 1550 AD)
1. Intro. To Age of Revival: Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles. 2. Eramus 3. Thomas More 4. William Tyndale 5. Richard Tottel 6. Thomas Wyatt 7. Henry Howard 8. Roger Ascham 9. Thomas Elyot 10. Thomas Malory 11. William Dunbar
Elizabethan Age (1550 to 1600 AD) Intro to Elizabethan Age:
Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles. 1. Popular Bible translations POETS 2. Edmund Spenser 3. Thomas Sackville 4. Phillip Sidney 5. Michael Drayton DRAMATIST 6. Histoy & Background of English Theatre 7. Early Elizabethan plays 8. Christopher Marlowe 9. Robert Greene 10. Thomas Nashe 11. John Lyle 12. Thomas Lodge 13. George Peele 14. Thomas Kyd 15. William Shakespeare ESSAYIST 16. Francis Bacon 17. Richard Hooker 18. Walter Raleigh 19. Richard Hakluyt 20. Samuel Purchas 21. John Foxe 22. William Camden 23. John Knox
Jacobean & Caroline Age (1600 to 1640) Intro. To Jacobean & Caroline Age: Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles.
DRAMATIST 1. Ben Johnson 2. George Chapman 3. Beaumont & Fletcher 4. John Webster 5. Thomas Midleton 6. Thomas Heywood 7. Thomas Dekker 8. Philip Massinger 9. John Ford 10. James Shirley 11. John Marston POETS 12. John Donne 13. Richard Crashaw 14. Henry Vaughan 15. George Herbert 16. Andrew Marvell 17. Abraham Cowley 18. Thomas Carew 19. John Suckling 20. Richard Lovelace 21. Robert Herrick
Civil War & Interregnum (1640 to 1660)
1. Intro to civil war & interregnum period: Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles. 2. John Milton 3. John Bunyan 4. Robert Burtan 5. Thomas Browne 6. Jeremy Taylor 7. Richard Baxter 8. Izaak Walton 9. Thomas Fuller
Restoration Age (1660 to 1700 AD)
1. Intro to Restoration Age : Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles. PROSE WRITERS 2. John Dryden 3. Samuel Butler 4. John Evelyn 5. Samuel Pepys 6. Jeremy Collier 7. William Dampler 8. John Wilmot 9. Thomas Rymer DRAMATIST 10. George Etherage 11. William Wycherley 12. George Farquhar 13. John Vanbrugh 14. Colley Cibber 15. Thomas Otway 16. William Congreve 17. Aphra Behn 18. John Gay
Enlightenment Age (1700 to 1800 AD)
1. Intro to Age of Enlightenment: Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles. PROSE WRITERS 2. Alexandre Pope 3. Jonathan Swift 4. Richard Steele 5. Joseph Addison 6. Samuel Johnson NOVELIST 7. Daniel Defoe 8. Henry Fielding 9. Samuel Richardson 10. Tobias Smolett 11. Laurence Sterne 12. Charlotte Lennox POETS 13. Thomas Gray 14. Oliver Goldsmith 15. William Cowper 16. Robert Burns 17. William Blake 18. James Thomson 19. William Collins 20. George Crabbe 21. James Macpherson 22. Thomas Chatterton 23. Thomas Percy 24. John Stagg
Romantic Age (1800 to 1850 AD) Intro to Romantic Age: Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles.
POETS 1. William Wordsworth 2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge 3. Robert Soutley 4. Lord Byron 5. P.B.Shelley 6. John Keats 7. John Clare PROSE WRITERS 8. William Hazlitt 9. Leigh Hunt 10. Charles Lamb 11. Thomas De Quincey NOVELISTS 12. Walter Scott 13. Jane Austen 14. Walter Savage Lander 15. Mary Shelley 16. Anne Radcliff 17. Horace Walpone 18. Fanny Burney 19. William Godwin 20. Richard Sheridan
Victorian age (1850 to 1900 AD)
1. Intro to Victorian age: Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles. POETS 2. Alfred Lord Tennyson 3. Robert Browing 4. Elizabethan Barret Browning 5. Dante Gabriel Rossetti 6. Christina Rossetti 7. William Morris 8. A.C.Swinburne 9. G.M.Hopins 10. Edward Fitzgerald NOVELIST 11.Charles Dickens 12. William Makepeace Thackrey 13. George Eliot 14.Charles Reade 15. Anthony Trollope 16.Charlotte Bronte 17. Emily Bronte 18. Anne Bronte 19. Bulwer Lyton 20. Charles Kingsley 21. Elizabeth Gaskell 22. R.D.Blackmore 23. George Meredith 24. Thomas Hardy 25. R.L.Stevenson 26. Lewis Carroll 27. William Wilkie Collins 28. Arthur Conan Doyle ESSAYIST 29. Thomas Babington Macaulay 30. Thomas Carlyle 31. John Ruskin 32. Matthew Arnold 33. J.H. Newman 34. Walter Pater 35. Oscar Wilde
Modern Age (1900 to 1950 AD)
1. Intro to modern age: Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles. NOVELIST 2. Joseph Conrad 3. George Orwell 4. James Joyce 5. Virginia woolf 6. D.H.Lawrence 7. Aldous Huxley 8. Graham Greene 9. E.M.Foster 10. Ford Madox Ford 11. Arnold Bennett 12. H.G.Wells 13. J.M.Barrie 14. Rudyard Kipling 15. Samuel Butler DRAMATIST 16. John Galsworthy 17. G.B.Shaw 18. T.S.Eliot 19. Sean O Casery 20. J.M.Synge POETS 21. W.H.Auden 22. W.B.Yeats 23. Siegfried Sassoon 24. Wilfred Owen 25. Rupert Brooke 26. Robert Graves 27. Dylan Thomas 28. John Masefield 29. Alfred Noyes 30. A.E.Housman
Post Modern Age (1950 to 2000 AD)
1. Intro to Post Modern Age : Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles. NOVELIST 2. Agatha Christie 3. Jeantte Winterson 4. J.R.R.Tolkien 5. Bram Stoker 6. Christopher Isherwood 7. Bertrand Russell 8. J.M.Priestley 9. Somerset Maugham
10. Dorris Lessing 11. J.K.Rowling 12. William Goldings 13. Ian McEwan 14. Lawrence Durrell 15. Graham Swift 16. Martin Amis 17. Kingsley Amis 18. Iris Murdoch 19. John Fowles 20. Muriel Spark 21. A.S.Byatt 22. Malcolm Bradbury 23. Angela Carter 24. Patrick Kavanagh 25. J.P.Doneleavey 26. Anthony Powell 27. David Storey 28. Joyce Cary 29. Angus Wilson 30. Anthony Burgess 31. Peter Ackroyd DRAMATIST 32. Alan Bennett 33. Noel Coward 34. Christopher Fry 35. Harold Pinter 36. Samuel Beckett 37. Edward Bond 38. Tom Stoppard 39. Terence Rattigan 40. Arnold Wesker 41. John Osborne 42. Caryl Churchill 43. Joe Orton POETS 44. Seamus Heaney 45. Ted Hughes 46. Philip Larkin 47. Roy Fuller 48. Thom Gunn 49. J.H.Prynne 50. Geoffrey Hill
II. AMERICAN LITERATURE Syllabus for UGC NET .
Intro to Early American literature: Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles.
Founders of America 1. American Writers of Romantic Age 1. Fredrick Douglass 2. Harriet Beecher Stowe 3. Herman Melville 4. James Cooper 5. Louisa May Alcott 6. Nathaniel Hawthorne 7. Edgar Allen Poe 8. Ralph Waldo Emerson 9. Henry David Thoreau 10. Washington Erving 11. Emily Dickenson 12. Walt Whitman 13. William Cullen Bryant
American Writers of Victorian Age 1. Henry James 2. Mark Twain 3. Jack London 4. Stephan Crane 5. Charlotte Gilman Perkins 6. Theodore Dreiser 7. Kate Chopin 8. Edith Wharton
American Writers of Modern Age 1. William Faulkner 2. Ernest Hemingway 3. F. Scott Fitzgerald 4. Gertrude Stein 5. Sinclair Lewis 6. Tennessee Williams 7. Arthur Miller 8. Eugene O Neil 9. Susan Glaspell 10. Robert Frost 11. Wallace Stevans 12. Ezra pound 13. William Carols William 14. E.E. Cummings
American Writers of Post Modern Age 1. John Updike 2. Harper Lee 3. Truman Capote 4. J.D. Salinger 5. John O Hara 6. John Steinbeck 7. Joseph Heller 8. William S Burroughts 9. Jack Kerouac 10. Edward Albee 11. Saul Bellow 12. Ray Bradley 13. Allen Ginsberg 14. Anne Sexton 15. Sylvia Plath 16. Robert Lowell 17. Elizabeth Bishop
POST COLONIAL LITERATURE
AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS 1. Tony Morrison 2. Zora Neale Hurston 3. Alice Walker 4. Richard Wright 5. Ralph Ellison 6. James Baldwin 7. Amiri Baraka 8. Solomon Northrop 9. Langston Hughes 10. Maya Angelon
WRITERS OF BRITISH DIASPORA 1. Jean Rhys 2. Kazuo Ishiguru 3. Hanif Kureshi 4. Timothy Mo 5. Caryl Philips 6. Salmon Rushdie 7. V.S.Naipaul 8. Sam Selvon
AFRICAN WRITERS 1. Chimananda Ngozi Adiche 2. Chinua Achibe 3. Nadine Gordimer 4. J.M.Coetzee 5. Wole Soyinka 6. Ama Ata Aidoo 7. Buchi Emecheta 8. Bessie Head 9. Ngugi Wa Thiong O 10. Ben Okri 11. Nuruddin Farah
CANADIAN WRITERS 1. Michael Ondaatje 2. Margaret Atwood 3. Yann Martel 4. Alice Munro 5. Lawrence Hill 6. Rohinton Mistry 7. Margaret Lawrence 8. Gabrielle roy 9. Shyam Selvadurai 10. Maria Campbell 11. Sinclair Ross 12. Thomas King
1. A.D.Hope 2. David Malouf 3. Patrick White 4. Peter Carey 5. Judith Wright
CARIBBEAN &COLOMBIAN WRITERS 1. Gabriel Garcia Marquez 2. Derek Walcott 3. Jamaica Kincaid 4. Edward Brathwaite
CLASSICAL GREEK LITERATURE 1. Greek Gods & Other Myth Mythical characters 2. History of Greek Civilization 3. Greek Theatre 4. Homer 5. Aeschylus 6. Sophocles 7. Euripides 8. Aristophanes 9. Aesop 10. Pindar
CLASSICAL ROMAN LITERATURE 1. History of Rome 2. Old Testament (History of Christianity) 3. New Testament (History of Christianity) 4. Cicero 5. Virgil 6. Ovid 7. Seneca
ITALIAN LITERATURE 1. Dante Alighieri 2. Petrarch 3. Giovanni Bocccaccio 4. Thomas Aquinas 5. Niccolo Machivelli 6. Luigi Pirandello 7. Italo Calvino 8. Umberto Eco
RUSSIAN LITERATURE 1. Fyodor Dostoevsky 2. Leo Tolstoy 3. Alexander Pushkin 4. Anton Chekhov 5. Boris Pasternak 6. Ivan Turgenev 7. Mikhail Bulgakov 8. Vladimir Nabakov 9. Ivan Bunin 10. Maxim Gorky
GERMAN LITERATURE 1. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 2. Bertolt Brecht 3. Thomas Mann 4. Franz Kafka 5. Herman Hesse 6. Gunter Grass
FRENCH LITERATURE 1. Montaigne 2. Moliere 3. Voltaire 4. Eugene Lonesco 5. Gustave Flaubert 6. Honare De Balzac 7. Emile Zola 8. Albert Camus 9. Marcel Proust 10. Charles Baudelaire 11. Guy De Maupassant 12. Jean Paul Satre 13. Milan Kundera 14. Jean Genet 15. Alexander Dumas
OTHER EUROPEAN LITERATURE 1. Jean Jacques Rousseau 2. Miguel De Cervantes 3. August Strinberg 4. Henrik Ibsen
INDIAN ENGLISH POETS 1. Michael Maghusudan Dutt 2. Toru Dutt 3. Sri Aurobindo 4. Sarojini Naidu 5. Rabindranath Tagore 6. Kamala Das 7. A.K.Ramanujan 8. A.K.Melhotra 9. Nissim Ezekiel 10. Gopi Kattor 11. Agha Shahid Ali 12. Arun Kolatkar 13. Gieve Patel 14. Keki Daruwalla 15. Meena Alexander 16. Jayant Mahapatra 17. Mahashtweta Devi 18. Vikram Seth 19. P.Lal 20. R.Parthasarthy
INDIAN AESTHETICS 1. Intro 2. Rasa School (Bhrat Muni) 3. Alamkara School (Bhamaha) 4. Guna Dosa School (Dandin) 5. Riti School (Vamana) 6. Dhwani School (Anandvardhana) 7. Vakroti School (Kuntaka) 8. Aucitya School (Ksemendra)
LANGUAGE AND PEDOGOGY LANGUAGE BASIC CONCEPTS & THEORIES
1. Baisc of ELT & Linguistics 2. Phonology & Morphology 3. Important terms in Linguistics 4. Basic English Project 5. New Bolt Project 6. Revolution of English Language: Old, Middle & Modern Age 7. Popular Journals & Magazines 8. Evolution of Dictionary : Popular Dictionaries 9. Sapir Whorf Hypothesis
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PEDOGOGY (TEACHING METHODOLOGIES)
1. Grammar Translation Method 2. Direct Method 3. Situational Method 4. Audio Lingual Method 5. Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) 6. Total Physical Response (TPR) 7. Suggestopedia 8. Silent Way Method 9. Natural Approach 10. Task Based Language Teaching 11. Interaction Hypothesis
CULTURAL STUDIES MAJOR TERMS
1. Defining Culture & Culture Studies 2. Elements of Culture 3. Types of Culture 4. Ideal Vs Real Culture 5. Cultural Globalization 6. Mall Culture 7. Media Culture 8. Consumer Culture
THEORISTS 1. Birth of Cultural Studies 2. Early Theorist 3. Stuart Hall 4. Stephan Greenbalt 5. Raymond Williams 6. Antonio Gramsei 7. Louis Althrusser 8. Frederick Jameson
LITERARY CRITICISM GREEK CRITICS 1. Socrates 2. Plato 3. Aristotle ROMAN CRITICS 1. Horace 2. Longinus 3. Quintilian MIDDLE AGE CRITICS 1. Philip Sidney ENLIGHTMENT AGE CRITICS 1. John Dryden 2. Alexander Pope 3. Samuel Johnson THINKERS 4. Thomas Hobbes 5. John Locke 6. Giambattista Vico 7. Edmund Burke 8. Edward Gibbon
ROMANTIC AGE CRITICS 1. William Wordsworth 2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge 3. John Keats
VICTORIAN AGE CRITICS 1. George Eliot 2. Friedrich Nietsche 3. G.M.Hopkins 4. Henry James 5. Matthew Arnold 6. T.S.Eliot
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Important points for English literature Exam on Geoffrey Chaucer.
Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340-1400)
Father of English poetry
First poet of national importance Genius recognized in all ages including his own
His career is divided into three phases: French period , Middle period, Italian period, or French period, Italian period, English period
Patron—John of Gaunt
Wrote in East Midland dialect
Chaucer’s Life (c. 1340-1400) Son of a wealthy London vinter (wine merchant)
Educated at St Paul’s Cathedral School, and later at Inner Temple, where he studied law
In 1357, he became a noblewoman’s page, and moved on to become a courtier, a diplomat, and a civil servant
Chaucer was captured by the French during the Brittany expedition of 1359, but was ransomed by the king
From 1360 to 1366 nothing is known about his life.
Family Around 1366, Chaucer married Philippa Roet, a lady-in-waiting in the queen’s household. They are thought to have had two children, Thomas and Lewis, and probably a daughter, Elizabeth.
A Treatise on the Astrolabe is dedicated to Lewis.
Philippa’s sister, Katherine Swynford, later became the third wife of John of Gaunt, the king’s fourth son and Chaucer’s patron.
In 1367, King Edward III granted Chaucer a life pension for his services.
Official Life Edward III sent him on diplomatic missions to France, Genoa and Florence (c. 1368-1378). His travels exposed him to the work of authors such as Dante, Boccaccio and Froissart. In 1374, Chaucer was appointed comptroller of the London customs. In 1386, he was elected member of parliament for Kent, and he also served as a justice of the peace. In 1389, he was made clerk of the king’s works, overseeing royal building projects. He held a number of other royal posts, serving both Edward III and his successor Richard II.
Death Chaucer died in 1400 of unknown causes. There is a speculation that he might have been murdered. He was buried at what is called Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey. He was the first poet to be buried in the Abbey. This was because he had been Clerk of Works to the Palace of Westminster.
Geoffrey Chaucer: Works
Early period (up to c. 1370) Translation of Roman de la Rose The Book of the Duchess
Middle period (up to c. 1387)
The House of Fame The Parliament of Fowls Translation of Consolation of Philosophy Troilus and Criseyde The Legend of Good Women
Last period (after 1387) The Canterbury Tales
The Book of the Duchess (c. 1368-72) First of Chaucer’s dream visions. Octosyllabic couplets. Long prologue. Depicts the sorrow of a bereaved knight (who represents John of Gaunt) An allegorical lament on the death of Blanche, the wife of John of Gaunt, who died in 1368 Lydgate’s A Complaynt of a Loveres Lyfe is based on it . Poet unable to sleep because of love-sickness or depression. Falls asleep while reading Ovid In his dream, he first follows, then wanders away from, a hunting party Meets a knight in black who laments the loss of his lady. Knight describes her beauty and virtue Tells the dreamer about her death, first metaphorically, then explicitly. Hunters re-appear, a bell strikes twelve, and the dreamer wakes.
The House of Fame (after 1374) Unfinished dream allegory in octosyllabic couplets. Allegorical meanings of this poem not very clear. Echoes of Ovid, Virgil, Dante Langland’s The Temple of Glass and Alexander Pope’s The Temple of Fame are based on it. The poet dreams and finds himself in a glass temple adorned with images of the famous warriors and lovers. He emerges into a desert and is carried off by a talking eagle (a common guide in dream allegories). He is dropped next to a tower of ice on which the names of the famous are melting and unreadable. He enters a castle and sees Fame, a woman of varying heights, with numerous eyes, ears and tongues He watches people being indiscriminately awarded or refused fame and notoriety and learns of the arbitrary nature of fame The eagle then guides him into the house of Rumour built of sticks The dreamer is approached by an imposing figure when the poem ends abruptly. The book has been described as a parody of Dante’s Divine Comedy .
The Parliament of Fowls (c. late 1370s-early 1380s) Dream allegory in the seven-lined Chaucerian stanza. Rhyme scheme ababbcc Believed to be an allegory on the betrothal of King Richard II to Anne of Bohemia. The poet falls asleep while reading Cicero’s The Dream of Scipio in which Africanus appears to Scipio in a dream and shows him heaven and the future. Similarly, the Chaucerian dreamer is led by Africanus to a garden where he visits the temple of Venus In Venus’s palace, the goddess of Nature oversees the birds choosing their mates on St. Valentine’s Day. Three male eagles want to choose the same female eagle. Nature asks the female herself to choose a suitor and the female asks leave to wait a year.
Troilus and Criseyde (completed by 1388) Finished poem in Chaucerian stanza. Chaucer’s longest single poem. Modelled on Boccaccio’s Filostrato . Less cynical and misogynistic than Boccaccio’s version Resembles courtly romance
The Legend of Good Women Written in decasyllabic couplets (heroic couplet). A Prologue and nine tales Theme: betrayal of good women by wicked men Stories of Cleopatra, Thisbe, Dido, Hypsipyle & Medea, Lucrece, Ariadne, Philomela, Phyllis, Hypermnestra . Incomplete Believed to be a palinode, retracting Chaucer’s earlier depiction of woman as bad in Troilus and Criseyde.
And as for me, though that I konne but lyte, On bokes for to rede I me delyte, And to hem yive I feyth and ful credence, And in myn herte have hem in reverence So hertely, that ther is game noon That fro my bokes maketh me to goon, But yt be seldom on the holyday, Save, certeynly, whan that the month of May Is comen, and that I here the foules synge, And that the floures gynnen for to sprynge, Farewel my bok and my devocioun!