IIT Madras – Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Chaucer, Milton and the Bible

Course ID
HS 3250

This course is aimed at introducing students to some of the major literary texts which are foundational to the English literary landscape. The course will enable students to place these texts in their appropriate historical and linguistic contexts.

Selections from Geoffrey Chaucer, Jon Milton and the Bible – Critical appreciation of their literary content – Emphasis on the social, intellectual, and historical contexts of the literature – features of language and differences from contemporary English and their relevance.

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