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Peverley, Sarah.   Gail Ashton, ed. Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture (London: Bloomsbury, 2015), pp. 48-57.
Describes the dramatic adaptations of selections from CT presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company in November 2005, exploring how the adaptations and their staging at times modify and at times convey the "key elements" of Chaucer's work,…

Phillips, Helen.   Susanna Fein, ed. The Auchinleck Manuscript: New Perspectives (York: University of York, 2016), pp. 139-55.
Examines "what looking from Auchinleck to Chaucer might reveal about Chaucer." Considers how in Th Chaucer may have been influenced by the "romance formulae exemplified in Auchinleck."

Douglas, Blaise.   Claire Vial, ed. "A noble tale / Among us shall awake": Approches croisees des "Middle English Breton Lays" et du "Franklin's Tale" (Paris: Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest, 2015), pp. 17-25.
Explores the notion of commitment in connection with the contradictory and untenable verbal pledges in FranT.

Mote, Sarah.   Yuichiro Azuma, Kotaro Kawasaki, and Koichi Kano, eds. Chaucer and English and American Literature: Essays Commemorating the Retirement of Professor Masatoshi Kawasaki (Tokyo: Kinseido, 2015), pp. 60–74.
Provides brief descriptions of the fourteenth-century history and the life of Chaucer, and introduces late fourteenth-century visual arts, including illuminated manuscripts, stained glasses, and altarpieces with notable examples. Characterizes the…

Sutherland, Ronald, ed.   Oxford; Basil Blackwell, 1967;
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968.
Facing-page edition of Rom (based on Thynne's edition) and its sources passage in the "Roman de la Rose," with the text of the latter drawn from various manuscripts that provide readings closest to Rom. Includes textual notes and an Introduction…

Baragona, Alan.   Baragona's Literary Resources, n.d.
Lists approximately 250 books and articles pertaining to the study of Chaucer published before 2004. Formerly hosted at Virginia Military Institute.

Simola, Robert, compiler. (n.d.; last accessed 01/29/2019)
Organizes links to illustrations from editions of Chaucer's works published between 1484 (Caxton's 2d ed.) and 1930. The images are "listed chronologically by either editor, illustrator, title, or author depending on the source," all derived from…

Toronto: Coles, 1966.
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Lawlor, John, ed.   London: Edward Arnold, 1966.
Includes ten essays by various authors and a comprehensive index. For three essays that pertain to Chaucer, search for Patterns of Love and Courtesy under Alternative Title.

Brown, Peter.   Europe: A Literary History, 1348-1418 (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 1:191-207.
Describes late medieval literary production in the city of Canterbury and explores its literary affiliations, ummarizing its place in early English Christianity and the impact of Becket's martyrdom. Highlights works produced in Canterbury or written…

Picard, Liza.   London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2017.
Frames and analyzes the pilgrims of CT in terms of the social contexts surrounding their professions in Chaucer's lifetime and the antecedent few decades, interestingly moving directly against perceived social ordering to do so. Begins with the rural…

Winders, Susan Melissa.   Dissertation Abstracts International A76.11 (2015): n.p.
While attempting to locate courtesy literature in a larger literary milieu, examines Machaut and BD on the way to an examination of Langland.

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"…

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…

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."

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…

Shutters, Lynn.   Chaucer Review 52.1 (2017): 85-105.
Discusses how LGW represents marital affection as contentious and unstable.

Schwebel, Leah.   Chaucer Review 52.1 (2017): 29-45.
Argues that Chaucer employs Livy's and Augustine's stories of Lucretia as a way to hold up feminine virtue, rather than repeating their negative attributes exhibited in the source material.

McCormick, Betsy, Leah Schwebel, and Lynn Shutters.   Chaucer Review 52.1 (2017): 3-11.
Explores why LGW unsettles readers and outlines this special issue of "Chaucer Review."

Harlan-Haughey, Sarah.   Chaucer Review 52.3 (2017): 341-60.
Examines the ways in which the Legend of Ariadne in LGW reflects Chaucer's concerns over the cyclical and repeating tragedies of history.

Dumitrescu, Irina.   Chaucer Review 52.1 (2017): 106-23.
Explores the role of the narrator in LGW as being culpable in his deception by telling idealized stories of women who suffer and die.

Dinshaw, Carolyn.   Chaucer Review 52.1 (2017): 162-66.
Provides an afterword to the special issue on LGW, focusing on the theme of love's loss, and presents an argument that Prince's song "When You Were Mine" provides a foil for the women of LGW.
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