Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The New Canterbury Tales on NPR

by J J Cohen

This looks very interesting indeed: the Canterbury pilgrimage route as narrated by Chaucer used to explore contemporary British identities. This five part series has been put together by NPR's "All Things Considered." The first two segments ("Britain Struggles With Questions Of Identity" and "An England Coping With Change, Loss") are available in streaming audio. It looks like a new installment will go up each day this week.

[h/t Dan Kline]


Jonathan Hsy said...

Very intriguing! I'll be sure to share this with my Chaucer students.

prehensel said...

It's really good so far, but they conflate Chaucer/writer and Chaucer/pilgrim when they go to the restaurant to start the series.