I’m sorry, medieval literature: I’m just not that into you.
Why does an introductory course have to do the whole chronological thing, which starts off in Old English, Middle English, and Chaucer? Shouldn’t they attempt to not scare students out of the department?
Oh well, only 200 more pages before we get into modern English…
In the meantime, my other professor has been kind enough to begin with Dickinson instead of Chaucer. I cannot express how relieving modern English is. You know, the kind I don’t need to translate?
Patiently awaiting the 17th century.