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By Kathleen Forni

This learn explores Chaucer’s present-day cultural attractiveness when it comes to pop culture. in precisely the earlier twenty years his texts were tailored to a wide selection of renowned genres, together with tv, level, comedian ebook, hip-hop, technology fiction, horror, romance, and crime fiction. This cultural recycling comprises quite a few capabilities yet Chaucer’s fundamental organization is with the assumption of pilgrimage and the existing tenor is populist satire. the objective isn't just cultural elitism but additionally the dominant discourse Chaucerians. teachers in flip could have doubts concerning the worth of renowned Chaucer; pop culture conception, notwithstanding, could keep that such skepticism has much less to do with serious discrimination than the statement of social contrast. still, the truth that Chaucer has a well-liked afterlife, and continues to be an ideological product over which competing teams lay declare, attests to his present cultural vitality.

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