Chaucer: The Merchant's Tale
This playlist brings together six courses on Chaucer's Merchant's Tale. The first two look at the Merchant's Tale directly, while the other four provide historical, literary and cultural context.
 
What this playlist includes:
50 lectures across 6 courses.
All resources designed and delivered by university academics and researchers.
Self-marking quizzes for all lectures, as well as an end-of-topic quiz.
Reading lists, essay questions and extension activities.
Courses and Lectures
1. Chaucer: The Merchant's Tale
Prof. Marion Turner
Oxford University
1.1. Biblical Contexts – 09:20
1.2. Classical Contexts – 10:19
1.3. European Contexts – 09:45
2. Chaucer: The Merchant's Tale
Dr Carolyne Larrington
Oxford University
2.1. The Merchant – 06:06
2.2. The Marriage Debate – 09:55
2.3. The Wedding – 10:37
2.4. The Garden – 06:59
2.5. The Fairies – 04:10
2.6. The End of the Tale – 05:04
3. Chaucer and Story Patterns in Middle English Literature
Dr Carolyne Larrington
Oxford University
3.1. Introduction – 03:15
3.2. Story Collections – 05:24
3.3. Medieval Romance – 07:14
3.4. Drama – 05:59
3.5. Fabliau – 07:16
4. Chaucer: Historical, Literary and Cultural Context
Prof. Marion Turner
Oxford University
4.2. Chaucer’s Books – 09:35
4.3. Everyday Life – 10:16
4.5. Religion – 10:26
5. Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales
Prof. Marion Turner
Oxford University
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