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The Scout's Tale: Part III

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Read Part II Here

I’d learned never to make assumptions. Especially when it came to life and where it could or could not exist… 3,637 more words


"The knight gives his wife the choice, which I found…"

My student is writing about Chaucer’s “Wife of Bath’s Tale” (part of The Canterbury Tales). I’ve written before about the Prologue to the Tale and what my students think of the Wife herself; the Tale itself presents one of the Arthurian legends and gives us an understanding of the… 586 more words

Student Writing

In Praise of the "And" in an "Or" Culture

I was struck recently by A New York Times column by Frank Bruni, an individual of a kind of rhetoric that’s become a species unto itself in recent years: laments about the state of the “humanities” in contemporary universities. 1,955 more words


Postal #2 Review

The uncommon cure for the common comic enters its second act, as writers Bryan Edward Hill and Matt Hawkins, along with artist Isaac Goodhart and colorist Betsy Gonia, throw the town of Eden, Wyoming into a tailspin with their first murder in years. 430 more words


C&C Wife of Bath ~ Clerk

Compare & Contrast WofB

Comparing & Contrasting The Wife of Bath & The Clerk


Literature I: Term Paper

“Are Boccaccio’s Decameron and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales Closer in Outlook to Roman and Greek Literature than to Hebrew, New Testament and Medieval Literature?”*

Both the… 313 more words

School Essays

Ted Hughes Shortlist: herkne and rede

I’m delighted to be shortlisted for the 2014 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. Like Chaucer’s original, Telling Tales was always a book written to be read, listened to and viewed live. 81 more words