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Classic Remarks: Is "The Wife of Bath's Tale" Feminist?

Classic Remarks is a meme hosted here at Pages Unbound that poses questions each Friday about classic literature and asks participants to engage in ongoing discussions surrounding not only themes in the novels but also questions about canon formation, the “timelessness” of literature, and modes of interpretation. 968 more words


Defoe’s Moll Flanders: the Flemish connection

This guest post is written by Dr Jaap Harskamp (formerly Curator of Dutch & Flemish collections at the British Library, who is now working on the University Library’s early Dutch books). 867 more words

Historical Collections

English 2 Western Literature: Lesson 180 Essay- "Are Boccacio's 'Decameron' and Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' closer in outlook to Greek and Roman literature then they are to Hebrew, Christian, and Medieval literature?"

I think that Boccacio’s Decameron and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales have outlooks that correlate closer to Greek and Roman literature than Hebrew, Christian, and medieval literature. In the books it is clear that Boccacio’s and Chaucer’s views had changed from the views of medieval Christians. 1,388 more words

Ron Paul Curriculum

The Oddest Memories

This morning I was on my computer browsing and came across a small bit about someone remembering something he had learned in college by Thomas Hardy. 262 more words

My Thoughts

Poetry is Lit(erature)

Yes, I consider poetry literature.

Generally, when I think of “literature,” I think of the greats or classics, such as Frankenstein, Dickens’ works, Jane Eyre (which, admittedly, I haven’t read), and others of the like. 907 more words


The Merchant's Tale

Discuss how this short passage represents the theme of age and show the significance of that theme within ‘The Merchant’s Tale’

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