Most of Middle English literature, at least up until the flurry of literary activity in the latter part of the 14th Century, is of unknown authorship. Geoffrey Chaucer began writing his famous “Canterbury Tales” in the early 1380s, and crucially he chose to write it in English.
BA English Literature past or example essay questions please! Watch.. You'll also have to do some translation from Middle English to standard English. You'll be reading a lot in Middle English and some in Old English with translations - the reading for this module tended to be the most time-consuming as you'll be translating in your head.