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Dalton, Emily.   Dissertation Abstracts International A79.03 (2017): n.p.
Considers names in BD as part of a larger examination of nomenclature's role in defining Englishness within the context of other linguistic traditions.

Taylor, Jamie K.   Studies in the Age of 39 (2017): 249-74.
Explores the "ideological work" of children in Chaucer's literature, commenting on Sophie in Mel, Virginia in PhyT, Maurice in MLT, and Lewis in Astr. Treats the latter as a metonym for vernacular readers and for the potential of technological…

Chism, Christine.   Faith Wallis and Robert Wisnovsky, eds. Medieval Textual Cultures: Agents of Transmission, Translation and Transformation (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016), pp. 85-120.
Describes the variety of cultural uses to which the astrolabe was put historically, and argues that the "complex back-histories of multicultural compilation," the "multifocal transmission," and the "imaginative pedagogy" of Astr assert a "reluctance…

Ott, Ashley Rose.   Dissertation Abstracts International A79.07 (2017): n.p.
Considers Ret in the context of texts rendered physically inscrutable, forbidden, or recanted as literary/rhetorical strategies.

Cook, Megan L.   Studies in Philology 113 (2016): 32-54.
Analyzes the absence of Ret from editions of CT published between 1532 and 1721, along with the publication of Adam in 1561, arguing that the combination affected views on textual accuracy and authorial control in Chaucer reception.

Matsuda, Takami.   Geibun-Kenkyu (Keio University) 113.2 (2017): 29-39.
Argues that both the structure and the content of ManT explore the relativity of truth and lie. Regarding the structure, the dependence on literature of practical wisdom raises a doubt as to the tale's authority as an exemplum. As for the content,…

Bennett, Alastair.   Yearbook of Langland Studies 28 (2014): 29-64.
Shows that the "blered" eye image in CYT (7.730) and "Piers Plowman" indicates covetousness, associated with "unkynde" or unnatural separation from community and knowledge.

Long, Mary Beth.   Studies in the Age of Chaucer 39 (2017): 159-89.
Considers the shift in "social and rhetorical roles" of Cecilia in SNT--from sweet wife to ardent polemical martyr--and argues that both are consistent with views of female speech in pastoral literature, particularly confessional manuals and…

Klassen, Norm.   Renascence 68.2 (2016): 77-92.
Explores the contrast between the Marian womb imagery of SNP (7.43-49) and the deflated bladder of Almachius's power in SNT (7.437-41), finding in the contrast "a vision of the Church that attests freedom and obedience, as well as Chaucer's embracing…

Howard, H. Wendall.   Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 18.3 (2015): 15-32.
Considers the historicity of St. Cecilia, her association with music, and various accounts of her life and legend, including the "Passio Caeciliae," SNT, an opera by Licinio Refice and Emidio Mucci, John Dryden's "A Song for St. Cecilia's Day,"…

Stuhr, Tracy Jill.   Dissertation Abstracts International 77.03 (E) (2015): n.p.
Examines "how the non-human (the natural, not the other-worldly) world and its creatures were voiced in several late medieval English texts," including NPT and ManT.

Sauer, Michelle.   Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 23.2 (2016): 17-26.
Urges clarification and deployment of queer pedagogy in teaching medieval literature, citing examples of its usefulness in a classroom discussion of production and reproduction in NPT, nuances of "deviance" in Middle English, and the tangibility of…

D'Agata D'Ottavi, Stefania.   Medieval Translator / Traduire au Moyen Age 16 (2016): 345-55.
Argues that when Chauntecleer "purposely mistranslates" the proverb about women being man's "confusio" (NPT, 7.3163-65), he puns on "the two possible connotations of the word . . . and mischievously discard[s] the negative one."

Baker, D. P.   Medium Aevum 82.2 (2013): 236-43.
Maintains that the referent for "my lord" at the end of NPT (7.3445) is Thomas Bradwardine, and identifies parallels between the ending and Bradwardine's "De causa Dei."

Stone, Russell.   Medievalia et Humanistica 42 (2017): 23-42.
Observes that Chaucer's treatment of Alexander in MkT is largely consistent with how Alexander is depicted in fourteenth-century romances and monastic allusions. Suggests that Chaucer declines to condemn Alexander as an unworthy pagan, despite being…

Lapham, Lewis H., ed.   Lapham's Quarterly 9.3 (2016): 28-29.
Reprints Nevill Coghill's modern translation of Mk 7.2727-66 (Croesus), included here among a variety of literary samples and commentaries on the theme of luck.

Houlik-Ritchey, Emily.   Exemplaria 28 (2016): 118-36.
Treats as "neighboring texts" Chaucer's account of Pedro I of Castile and Leon (MkT 7..2375-90) and that of Pere Lopez de Ayala in "Cronica del rey don Pedro," theorizing the notion of "neighbor"; exploring the inclusions, omissions, and enigmas of…

Grassnick, Ulrike.   Simon Rosenberg and Sandra Simon, eds. Material Moments in Book Cultures: Essays in Honour of Gabriele Muller- Oberhauser (New York: Peter Lang, 2014), pp. 3–15.
Argues that as a mirror for princes Mel offers an "implicit critical view of Richard II," especially when read in the context of CT, which elsewhere provides a "complex analysis of advisers, advice, and the handling of counsel." Comments on the…

Raybin, David.   Studies in the Age of Chaucer 39 (2017): 225-48.
Contends that Th is an entertaining, nonpedagogical story written for children, the earliest example in English literature. Explores how details of the tale might appeal to a young audience and posits that its manuscript layout was "calculated to…

Hamada, Satomi.   Studies in Medieval Language and Literature 32 (2017): 17-35.
Places CT in the transitional period from oral to literal culture, and argues that the change of vocabulary from "herken" in Th's initial sections to "listen" in its third fitt indicates different functions of these sections in Chaucer's parody of…

Bradley, Nancy Warren.   Christianity and Literature 66.3 (2017): 386-403.
Contends that although "Pearl" and PrPT treat the Eucharist as orthodox, they nonetheless evoke religious debates concerning Lollardy and, relatedly, continental female mysticism. Argues that both the works feminize sacramental work, preach in ways…

Murton, Megan.   Chaucer Review 52.3 (2017): 318-40.
Argues that the use of Dante's "Paradiso" 53 in the initial presentation of faith in PrT reflects Chaucer's sophisticated engagement with the ways humans try to articulate transcendent truth.

Dahood, Roger.   Susan Powell, ed. Saints and Cults in Medieval England: Proceedings of the 2015 Harlaxton Symposium, Harlaxton Medieval Studies, 27 (Donington: Shaun Tyas, 2017), pp. 140–55.
Claims that the clergeon in PrT invokes Hugh of Lincoln, one of a number of Christian boys purportedly crucified by Jews in mockery of Christ's Passion. Addresses why the victims in such stories are boys, not adults as Jesus was when he was…

Blurton, Heather, and Hannah Johnson.   Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017.
Explores the anti-Semitism of PrT, producing "a discussion animated by the ways in which antisemitism has emerged as the problematic that organizes scholarly response," and resists dismissing or excusing prejudice and hate in PrT. Tracks history of…

Peksen, Azime.   Mehmet Ali Celikel and Baysar Taniyan, eds. English Studies: New Perspectives (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2015), pp. 36-45.
Analyzes how May in MerT and the wife in ShT "evade the oppressions" of marriage and "subvert their subjugation through negotiating and challenging the mercantile narration." Each female protagonist "generates her own meanings and pleasure."
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