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Kivimaa, Krista   Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum, Societas Scientarum Fennica 43.1 (1968): 1-75.
Identifies, tabulates, and analyzes the clauses introduced by conjunctions in Chaucer's works (except Th and his lyrics), with or without pleonastic "that," attending to stress (verse and prose) and meter, and concluding, generally, that Chaucer…

Trigg, Stephanie.   In Holly A. Crocker and D. Vance Smith, eds. Medieval Literature: Criticism and Debates (New York; Routledge, 2014), pp. 480-90.
Describes several historical and literary representations of the clothing and ornaments of late-medieval processional "women in groups," commenting on Chaucer's depictions in his works, and focusing on depictions in "The Floure and the Leafe" and in…

Turner, Marion.   In Holly A. Crocker and D. Vance Smith, eds. Medieval Literature: Criticism and Debates (New York; Routledge, 2014), pp. 398-406.
Investigates magical objects in late-medieval English literature that express relations between secrecy and identity (both political and individual), exemplifying various authors' attitudes, and maintaining that in HF Chaucer poses questions rather…

Robertson, Kellie.   In Holly A. Crocker and D. Vance Smith, eds. Medieval Literature: Criticism and Debates (New York; Routledge, 2014), pp. 367-75.
Explores the "cultural connotation of physical matter" expressed in gendered hylomorphic metaphors (matter/form) in the Medea accounts of LGW and John Lydgate's "Troy Book," arguing that Chaucer's representation raises questions about "the human as a…

Cooper, Lisa.
 
In Holly A. Crocker and D. Vance Smith, eds. Medieval Literature: Criticism and Debates (New York; Routledge, 2014), pp.183-91.
Explores late-medieval literary "intermingling of craft, memory, and loss" in representations of known or knowable facts or truth, arguing that in Adam, HF, KnT, and BD Chaucer, unlike some of his contemporaries, is generally "skeptical" about the…

Evans, Deanna Delmar.   Studies in Scottish Literature 35-36 (2007): 444-54.
Critiques the appropriateness of the label "Scottish Chaucerian" for William Dunbar, focusing on relations between Chaucer's Th and Dunbar's "Sir Thomas Norny," observing that there is "no reason to assume" direct influence and identifying…

National Council of Teachers of English. Committee on Historical Linguistics.   [Champaign, Ill.]: National Council of the Teachers of English, [1967].
Six pamphlets in a slip-folder, each individually paginated, and each summarizing the linguistic conditions and features of a work of English literature and offering pedagogical exercises in understanding the place of the work in linguistic history.…

Hoffman, Richard L., compiler.   Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1968.
Includes selections from GP (lines 1-42, 285-308, and 545-66) in Middle English, with interlinear glosses.

Waldron, R. A.   English Studies 46 (1965): 401-06.
Shows that lexical and stylistic evidence supports reading "the May" in KnT 1.1037 as "hawthorn blossom," rendering Emelye lovelier than lily, rose or hawthorn in bloom.

Todd, Robert E.   Literature and Psychology 15 (1965): 32-40.
Investigates the "Great Mother" archetype in PardT 6.729-31, helping to explain the "primal force" of the Old Man in the Tale, his womb / tomb affiliations with the young tavern boy, and the "Tale's central image of the tree" as "ambivalent mother."

Rowland, Beryl.   Mediaeval Studies 27 (1965): 322-25.
Aligns Chaucer's juxtaposition of owls and apes in NPT 7.3092 with the "moral obliquity" of the two animals in medieval art and sculpture, identifying origins in patristic commentary.

Sharma, Govind Narayan.   Indian Journal of English Studies 6 (1965): 1-18.
Describes medieval dream psychology, both medical and Macrobian, and summarizes the realism of dreams as narrative frame in Chaucer's dream visions (BD, HF, PF, and LGWP) and as device of characterization and dramatic irony when dreams are otherwise…

Hodge, James L.  
Challenges the putative "simple and even balance" of the Marriage Group in CT, discussing several factors that highlight Chaucer's "purposeful inconclusiveness" in the dramatic interplay among the Tales: 1) MerT and FranT are each an "attack" on the…

Haller, Robert S.   Annuale Mediaevale 6 (1965): 47-64.
Explores how female sovereignty in WBPT results in "the subservience of the class function to the bourgeois ethic which the Wife represents," indicating parallels in FranT and Genesis. Alison controls the merchant class in her first three marriages;…

David, Alfrd.   Annuale Mediaevale 06 (1965)
Argues that the Franklin's gentility is a "watered-down version" of traditional gentility, aligning FranT with eighteenth-century bourgeois "sentimental comedy." Contrasts KnT and FranT, maintaining that "virtue releases man from the bonds of…

Brenner, Gerry.   Annuale Mediaevale 6 (1965): 5-18.
Describes relations between structure and theme in TC, demonstrating how the poem's pattern of action and verbal parallels induce "classical symmetry" and function as a "metaphor of harmony and order, while an "underlying chaos" of "inverted…

Westwood, Jennifer, trans.
Baines, Pauline, illus.  
London: Hart-Davis, 1967.
New York: Coward-McCann, 1968.
Sixteen stories from medieval French and English literature, adapted for juvenile readers. Includes NPT, WBT, PardT, CYT (Part 2), and FrT, and comments briefly on Chaucer's life and on CT, crediting the poet with the idea of suiting tales to…

Wright, David, trans.   New York: Random House, 1965.
Translates into "straightforward contemporary prose" all of CT, except for Th (here in verse) and Mel and ParsT (here summarized briefly). The Introduction (pp. ix-xii) summarizes Chaucer's life and comments on the translation.

Whittock, T. G.   Theoria: A Journal of Studies 24 (1965): 13-26.
Describes the major theme of CYPT as "the misuse of men's intelligence in the obsessive pursuit of false and meretricious goals," asserting Chaucer's success in creating an "allegorical superstructure" while maintain the "credibility of the specific…

Selvin, Rhoda Hurwitt.   Studia Neophilologica 37 (1965): 146-60.
Comments on the varieties of love in PF, describing how the initiating concern with heavenly love in the summary of Scipio's dream is recalled and reinforced through the structure and details of the poem, conveying the need for "caritas," "common…

Rorem, Ned, composer.   [New York]: Boosey & Hawkes, 1965.
Item not seen. Information derived from WorldCat records.

Mulvey, Mina.   New York: American R.D.M. Corp., 1965.
Item not seen. WorldCat records indicate that this study guide includes "additional critical material by Charles A. Owen, Arthur W. Hoffman."

Moorman, Charles.   South Atlantic Quarterly 64 (1965): 87-99.
Contrasts the conventionalized courtly characterization of the knight in BD with the relatively individualized courtly characterization of Troilus in TC, and goes on to assess the Knight and Theseus of KnT as a new kind of figure found only "at the…

Markland, Murray F.   Research Studies: A Quarterly Publication of Washington State University 33 (1965): 64-77.
Explores how each of the three major characters in TC seeks "happiness in earthly love." Even though they know that such pursuit is misguided, they are in "an unadmitted conspiracy not to recognize" their error, deceiving themselves and each other,…

Markland, Murray F   Research Studies: A Quarterly Publication of Washington State University 33 (1965): 1-10.
Compares how and to what extent Theseus in KnT and Prospero in Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are responsible for the initial disorder and the final order of their respective stories. Theseus progresses from aggressive engagement in the world to…
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