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Muhly, Nico, composer.   London: St. Rose Music/Chester Music, 2015.
Includes lyrics from a portion of Ros (lines 1–7, 15), translated into Modern English by Forrest Hainline.

Hole, Jennifer.   Jennifer Hole. Economic Ethics in Late Medieval England, 1300-1500 (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), pp. 99-125.
Surveys literary depictions of economic ideals and economic abuses among the aristocracy in ParsT; Form Age; Wynnere and Wastoure"; "Piers Plowman"; and works by Gower, Hoccleve, and Lydgate, focusing on the "portrayal of lords and rulers, both as…

Bennett, Kristen Abbott.   Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies, August 10, 2015: n.p.
Includes discussion of the influence of Chaucer's Purse and Thomas Hoccleve's "La male regle" on Thomas Nashe's "Pierce Penilesse," examining the elements of comedy and "moral uncertainty" in Chaucer's poem and its "accretion of polygeneric…

Weiskott, Eric.   Medium Aevum 86.1 (2017): 147-51.
Exemplifies how metrical phonology ("the linguistic forms that fill out metre") supports A. S. G. Edwards's claim (in "Chaucer and ‘Adam Scriveyn,' " MÆ 81 [2002]) that Chaucer may not have written the lyric Adam. In line 3, "longe" and "lokkes"…

Haley, Gabriel Michael.   Dissertation Abstracts International A73.12 (2013): n.p.
Argues that the monastic ideal of "contemplative solitude" was an innovative resource in English literature between Richard Rolle and Robert Henryson. Maintains that Chaucer deployed it comically in HF and that, along with notions of Chaucer's…

Gorst, Emma Kate Charters.   Dissertation Abstracts International A77.06 (2016): n.p.
Investigates two "networks of meaning" within which to view late medieval English lyrics: the relationships among lyrics in manuscript collections (using "network mapping software") and the relationships between embedded lyrics and "narrative events"…

Zimmerman, Erin Royden.   Dissertation Abstracts International A74.11 (2014): n.p.
Includes comments on Cassandra, Persephone, and Philomela as victims of "acquaintance rape" in Chaucer's works (TC, MerT, and LGW), treating his and other versions (classical, medieval, and modern) as adaptations of myths that create "metanarratives…

Sung, Wei-ko.   Tamkang Review 45.2 (2015): 25-45.
Describes the "role Troy played in medieval literary imagination" as a foundation myth, and explores how the "destinies of some of the major figures" in TC are "inextricably" interwoven with that of Troy. Includes an abstract in English and in…

Rude, Sarah B.   Dissertation Abstracts International A79.01 (2017): n.p.
Examines the medieval conception of sight (both as sense and as ingress of the seen to the soul) in TC and Malory.

Raby, Michael.   Studies in the Age of Chaucer 39 (2017): 191-224.
Explores the permeable boundary between waking and sleep, sensation and dream, in Dante's "Commedia," TC, and Machaut's "Fontaine amoureuse." each sleep-scene drawing on Ovidian tales of transformation. Comments on Chaucer's adaptation in HF of…

Perez-Fernandez, Tamara.   Ph.D. Dissertation. Universidad de Valladolid, 2017,
Examines marginal annotations in the surviving manuscripts of TC with the purpose of exploring both the reception of the poem and the role of the scribes in its textual transmission. The marginalia are analyzed not only from a textual, thematic,…

Nelson, Ingrid.   Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.
Asserts that Chaucer's inset lyrics in TC and LGW have a "tactical" quality that gives them flexibility and contingency. In TC, Antigone's song, using both English practices and French and Italian sources, demonstrates "a tension between negotiation…

Meecham-Jones, Simon.   Stephanie Downes, Andrew Lynch, and Katrina O'Loughlin, eds. Emotions and War: Medieval to Romantic Literature (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp. 77–97.
Considers the concept of "manhod" (3.428) in TC in relation to critical discussions of Troilus's masculinity, reading Troilus's emotions in light of late medieval literary and social conventions and arguing that Chaucer's experiment in emotion is…

McMillan, Samuel F.   Dissertation Abstracts International A80.05 (2016): n.p.
Argues that the "Roman de la Rose" "initiates a literary tradition that understands reason to be in tension with and even antithetical to imaginative writing," examining in this light works by Chaucer (TC), Gower, Lydgate, and Hoccleve, exploring in…

Glaser, Joseph, trans., and Christine Chism, intro.   Indianapolis: Hackett, 2014.
Translates TC into modern English rhyme royal stanzas, with footnotes and occasional marginal glosses. The introduction (by Christine Chism, pp. vi-xxx) addresses the social contexts of the poem; anachronisms; Chaucer's audience; the frontispiece…

Flannery, Mary C.   Forum for Modern Language Studies 50.2 (2014): 168-81.
Explores Chaucer's idea of "gossip" in TC (and elsewhere), especially as it relates to literature and Criseyde's reputation, examining more extensively Henryson's emphasis on malice rather than idle speech and its relationship with "literary…

Boyar, Jenny.   Dissertation Abstracts International A78.01 (2016): n.p.
Traces "the creative potentials of technologies of memory in the rise of English lyric poetry," focusing on Chaucer and Thomas Wyatt, and including assessment of how "innovations of lyric form are introduced" in TC "at moments in which memory is most…

Boenig, Robert.   Dorsey Armstrong, Alexander L. Kaufman, and Shaun F. D. Hughes, eds. Telling Tales and Crafting Books: Essays in Honor of Thomas H. Ohlgren (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute, 2016), pp. 323-44. 2 b&w illus.
Contrasts the unequivocal hermeneutics of "eating a book"--i.e., internalizing the text of the Bible and its "one true meaning"--as depicted in the illustration of the Cloisters Apocalypse (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cloisters Collection, MS 68.174)…

Flannery, Mary C.   Literature Compass 13.6 (2016): 351-61.
Includes discussion of Sorrow in Rom, treating the poem as one that maps "an imaginative space in which to represent (and perhaps also elicit) emotion, one that interweaves emotional with embodied, sensory experience," and one that may "reflect the…

Wuest, Charles.   Studies in Philology 113 (2016): 485-500.
Argues that the enigmatic "thing" thrice referred to in PF is a "structuring device" but also a "reflection on the process of translation, specifically Chaucer's translation of Boethius's 'Consolation of Philosophy'." PF depicts "translation as an…

Obenauf, Richard.   Dissertation Abstracts International A77.01 (2015): n.p.
Considers PF and other works in a discussion of how "the roots of formal print censorship in England are to be found in earlier forms of intolerance."

Moseley, C.W. R. D.   Critical Survey 29.3 (2017): 86-113.
Contends that Chaucer is "expecting, indeed exploiting, the gap between the reception of a poem when it is heard socially and its afterlife as a text," when it is a different thing. Argues "that a poem's form is itself a way of communicating ideas."

Judkins, Ryan R.   Enarratio 18 (2013): 23-48.
Surveys historical and literary evidence that deer were kept as pets in the Middle Ages, including discussion of deer parks and Nature's garden in PF, which "Chaucer's audience would almost certainly have understood as a deer park."

Crane, Susan.   Studies in the Age of Chaucer 39 (2017): 3-29.
Argues that PF offers an "innovative model of species uncertainty" that aligns with posthumanist rejection of human specialness. The poem evokes and challenges the dualism of Scipio's dream, offering alternatives in the animism of the tree catalogue…

Bayiltmis Ogutcu, Oya.   Mirabilia 18.1 (2014): 235-46.
Using concepts derived from Roland Barthes, argues that PF is both a "text of pleasure with its reflection of courtly culture" and a "text of bliss with its unconcluded conclusion."
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