News & Events from the English Department at Western Michigan University
Monday, February 11, 2008
"Saddling Up" With the Wife of Bath
Students were encouraged to “saddle up” with the Wife of Bath in Eve Salisbury and Greg Laing’s British literature class last Wednesday. A mock pilgrimage—led by the Knight with his “Got Armor” emblem—captured the spirit of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales as the company made its way from Dunbar 2210 to a conference room in Friedmann. Students took the initiative in approximating medieval garb, creating devices, and carrying banners and signs to commemorate the symbolic event.