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Ussery, Huling E.   Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 50 (1965): 545-56.
Maintains that the PhyT was "specifically adapted especially to the Physician as teller," arguing that the opening of the Tale and its rhetoric reflect the arts training common to late-medieval physicians, that various details reflect the teller's…

Tremaine, Hadley Philip.   Dissertation Abstracts International 26.03 (1965): 2732A.
Edits the early modern Welsh play, "Troelius a Chresyd," with commentary on its relations with TC, Robert Henryson's "Testament," and early modern drama, treating the Welsh drama as a "secular mystery play."

Shorter, Robert Newland.   Dissertation Abstracts International 26.01 (1965): 359A.
Treats TC as an "exemplum of" Bo, focusing on the extent of Boethian influence, the character of Criseyde, the ironic narrator, and the "appropriateness of the epilogue."

Rosenberg, Bruce Allen.   Dissertation Abstracts International 26.03 (1965): 1654A.
Interprets the Canon of CYP as "one of the men of Antichrist," and examines the sustained opposition of CYPT and SNPT, emphasizing their contrasting depictions of reason and revelation as ways of knowing.

Piehler, Paul Herman Tynegate.   Dissertation Abstracts International 26.03 (1965): 1634-45A.
Investigates the uses and functions of allegory, dialogue, and symbolism in Boethius's "Consolation," Alan of Lille's "De Planctu Naturae," landscapes in twelfth-century literature, and PF, arguing that the latter is a "triumph of allegorical…

Lewis, Robert Enzer.   Dissertation Abstracts International 25.12 (1965): 7246-47A.
Establishes the "intellectual background" to Chaucer's translation of Innocent's "De Miseria Humane Conditionis" as his "Wreched Engendrynge of Mankynde," explores Chaucer's uses of the treatise in MLPT and PardT and their manuscripts glosses, and…

Hoffman, Richard Lester.   Dissertation Abstracts International 25.03 (1965): 5280A.
Examines the "nature and extent" of Ovid's influence on CT, identifying wide-ranging allusions to various Ovidian works and providing parallel passages, assessing Chaucer's emulation of Ovidian techniques and considering Chaucer's uses of…

Heidtmann, Peter Wallace.   Dissertation Abstracts International 25.10 (1965): 5905-06A.
Derives a composite "Chaucerian narrator" from the poet's various works, characterized by "naiveté or dull-mindedness," the traditional pose of a "slyly comic writer." Then explores how this nuances of this figure are used to effects in individual…

Hafner, Mamie.   Dissertation Abstracts International 26.03 (1965): 1632A.
Studies "Christian phraseology" in troubadour verse, the poetry of Chrétien, the "Roman de la Rose," and TC, focusing on uses by the narrator, Pandarus, and Troilus in Chaucer's poem.

Brondell, William J.   Dissertation Abstracts International 25.10 (1965): 5901-02A.
Uses ParsT as a standard by which to assess the morality of CT, discussing the "ubiquity of sin in the Canterbury pilgrims," the "prominence of Pride" in especially the Wife of Bath and Pardoner materials, and the balancing virtues found elsewhere in…

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…
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