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Pilgrims on the Cam

The Canterbury Pilgrims by William Blake (1757 - 1827)
The Canterbury Pilgrims by William Blake (1757 – 1827)

You are about to read a poem, below, modeled on a core text, The Canterbury Tales by the 14th century celebrated Middle English poet, Geoffrey Chaucer. Chaucer’s original sequence of tales features a Host/Narrator/Pilgrimage leader, in Chaucer’s famous Prologue, who proposes that each pilgrim tell two tales each, coming and going, to pass the tedium of travel. Cycles of tales in medieval Europe were popular, and for today’s students, the concept is easy to grasp and manageable to imitate.

In Fall 2015 Concordia University Irvine began its Concordia Cambridge Program offering students general education and elective options in affiliation with Westfield House and Cambridge University. Continue reading Pilgrims on the Cam