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Melentyeva, Olga A.  
Surveys the tradition of English "old word" and "hard word" dictionary- and glossary-making, locating Chaucerian compilations (e.g., Greaves, Speght, Urry, etc.) at the beginning of the tradition and tracing developments in practice into the…

Cox, Lee Sheridan  
Challenges arguments which assert that the MLE should be followed by ShT in the order of the CT, and argues that, in "light of both external and internal evidence," the Ellesmere order is the best order, with WBPT after MLT, and an emended version of…

Smilie, Ethan.  
Explains that the medieval notion of "curiositas" (illicit pursuit of knowledge) entails concupiscence of the eyes, concupiscence of the flesh, and worldly pride, showing that these vices are a theme that links MilT and RvT, particularly evident in a…

Bruinsma, Klaas, trans.  
Frisian verse translation of PrPT. A WorldCat record indicates that this was first published in De strikel: Moannebled foar Fryslan (1970), an item not seen.

Lázaro Lafuente, Luis Alberto.  
Analysis of Chaucer's tales (and Arthurian stories) as retold for Spanish children during the Francoist period. Focuses on the first translation of Chaucer (and its subsequent editions) by Manuel Vallvé, who translated J. Kelman's 1914 "Stories…

Kline, A. S., trans.  
Includes links to verse modernizations of CT (Mel and ParsT excerpted in prose) TC, the Dream Poems, and various lyrics, imitating Chaucer's meter and rhyme schemes; translated and uploaded 2007-2008.

Kraft, Damon.  
Item not seen; reported by WorldCat, with abstract: argues that in MerT, Hoccleve's "Regiment of Princes," and Lydgate's "Fall of Princes" merchants are "used to model kingly virtues. By mapping monarchical characteristics onto merchants, these late…

[Schmoop University.]  
Website designed for students, teachers, and school districts, with emphasis on preparation for college study; includes a search engine. Its Learning Guides includes numerous pages that pertain to Chaucer and his works, each with multiple internal…

Hamaguchi, Keiko.  
Chaucer's descriptions of Alison and of Absolon's love of her in MilT parody the courtly diction and conventions found in "Alysoun" of the Harley lyrics. Possibly, Chaucer was influenced by the lyric.

Hill, Thomas Edward.  
Like Perceval and Gawain in Chrétien's work, Troilus, Pandarus, and Criseyde in TC "embody various aspects of perception," vision, and knowledge; "they do so particularly through their portrayal as perceivers or readers" of their respective worlds.

Wittig, Joseph, et al., eds. and comps.  
Originally posted in 1998. The site attempts to organize Chaucer resources on the World Wide Web, providing links to various Chaucer websites, Chaucer's works and bibliographies online, and "MetaMentors" (Chaucer scholars willing to discuss Chaucer…

Stubbs, Estelle.  
Analyzes the "structural sections" of the Hengwrt manuscript (Hg) to describe the complex process of its copying and construction, concentrating on such matters as hands, inks, running titles, quiring, and the abrupt ending of CkT, and suggesting…

Minnis, A. J.,Charlotte C. Morse, and Thorlac Turville-Petre,eds.  
Sixteen essays by various authors on Anglo-French, Latin, and (especially) English literature produced during the reign of Richard II. Includes bibliography of Burrow's publications. For eleven essays that pertain to Chaucer, search for Essays on…

Hallisey, Joan F.,and Mary-Anne Vetterling,eds.  
Twenty-three essyas by various authors delivered at the "Northeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature" 10-12 October 1996, topics ranging from medieval to modern. For two essays that pertain to Chaucer search for…

Coleman, Joyce.  
Argues that public reading was popular because people enjoyed listening to books in company. Aural audiences included literate upper-middle-class and upper-class readers well into the Renaissance, when aural reading changed. Elite audiences…

Butterfield, Ardis.  
Ph.D. Dissertation. Cambridge University 1988.

Utz, Richard [J.]   Zygmunt Mazur and Richard Utz, eds. Homo Narrans: Texts and Essays in Honor of Jerome Klinkowitz (Krákow: Jagiellonian University Press), 2004, pp. 193-206.
Chaucer's male narrators and characters are obsessed with ideas of linear/finite time, progression, arrival, and teleology. His female characters either silently subscribe to the male obsession or are dominated by cyclical/monumental and transcendent…

Phelan, Walter S.   Zvi Malachi, ed. Proceedings of the International Conference on Literary and Linguistic Computing, Israel (Tel Aviv: Katz Research Institute, 1980), pp. 291-316.
The lexical morphemes of Chaucer's poetic tales have been marked in the data base as narrative "verbs" or "adjectives" (Todorov: dynamic v. static predicate formulas). The character and percentage of formula "per lexical unit" provide a more…

Droese, Detlef, trans.   Zürich: Manesse, 1971.
Item not seen. WorldCat record indicates this is a translation of CT into German, with illustrations by Otto Kaul adapted from early models.

Lehnert, Martin.   Zeitschrift fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik 32:1 (1984): 5-18.
Chaucer explores complex psychology of love in TC and CT, juxtaposing carnal with spiritual, crude with refined, translating the ideal into the everyday, synthesizing French and Italian traditions.

Schwartz, Robert B.   Zeitschrift fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik 27 (1979): 43-51.
Damyan is seen as a type of fourteenth-century Robin Hood, who presided over May revels and mated with the May queen, and who was prosecuted under vagrancy laws which Chaucer may have enforced.

Sola Buil, Ricardo (J.)   Zaragoza: Publicationes de la Universidad de Zaragoza, 1981.
Point of view in the structure of CT and the use of direct speech and dialogue are a consequence of Chaucer's interest in showing the contradictions in his environment without the mediating influence of an omniscient narrator. The open structure of…

Hornero, Ana María, and María Pilar Navarro, eds.   Zaragoza : Institucion Fernando el Catolico (CSIC), 2000.
Twenty-six essays by various authors, with eight that pertain to Chaucer. For essays pertaining to Chaucer, search for Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of S.E.L.I.M. under Alternative Title.

Cornelius, Michael J.   Zachary Michael Jack, ed. Black Earth and Ivory Tower: New American Essays from Farm and Classroom (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2005), pp. 143-55.
Assesses Chaucer's respect for the work of medieval farmers and medieval students (as evident in GP and ClT), interspersed with Cornelius' recollections of his decision to leave farming for academic study.

Anderson, Judith H.   Zachary Lesser and Benedict S. Robinson, eds. Textual Conversations in the Renaissance: Ethics, Authors, Technologies (Aldershot, Hampshire; and Burlington, Ver.: Ashgate, 2006), pp. 71-89.
Explores intertextual relations between Spenser's Faerie Queene and Chaucer's PardPT and FranT. Archimago and Despair from Spenser's Book 1 gain dimension in light of the Pardoner and the Old Man of PardT; in Book 3, Spenser explores the "emotional…
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