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Hall, Louis Brewer.   Mediaeval Studies 25 (1963): 148-59.
Describes five medieval redactions of Virgil’s “Aeneid,” “widely separated geographically and chronologically,” assessing how they “medievalized” the material in conventional ways, and using these “conventions” to discuss Chaucer’s successful…

Rowland, Beryl.   Mediaeval Studies 25 (1963): 367-72.
Clarifies the conventionality of Chaucer's references to allegorical and/or exemplary animals and their significances, offering numerous examples to show that Chaucer's allusions are "brief" and generally similar to and/or derived from "the most…

Finkenstaedt, Thomas.   Berlin: De Gruyter, 1963.
Includes a section entitled " Das Pronomen bei Chaucer" (pp. 74-86) that examines Chaucer's artistic uses of the second person pronouns of address, focusing particularly on TC and including comments on WBPT.

Beichner, Paul E.   Mediaeval Studies 25 (1963): 160-72.
Contrasts medieval and modern charitable giving, indulgence granting, and false relics, and assesses the Pardoner as a "professional collector," and "high-pressure fund raiser," reading PardPT as "an exposition" of the Pardoner's "fund-raising…

Grennen, Joseph E.   New York: Monarch Press, 1964.
Summarizes CT in "outline form," divided into units (following the Ellesmere order) and interspersed with brief interpretive comments on background, genre, plot, and characters. Opens with a General Introduction to backgrounds and Chaucer's Life;…

Schlauch, Margaret.   Warsaw: PWN-Polish Scientific Publishers, 1963.
Surveys "precursors of modern novels" in English tradition between 1400 and 1600, with a "glance" at even earlier stories which "reveal a kinship with the future narrative form," discussing, among others, TC, and treating it (pp. 28-40) as an…

Payne, Robert O.   New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press for the University of Cincinnati, 1963.
Explores how "the problems and operations of poetry and the poet are repeatedly raised into the consciousness of the reader" of Chaucer's poetry, adding a "peculiar dimension" to engaging with his works by requiring a "deliberate assent to their…

Matthews, William, ed.   New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts; London: Peter Owen, 1963.
Anthologizes some sixty modernized examples and excerpts from late-medieval English prose writing, arranged by topic, form, or genre (e.g., Historians, Mystics, Religious Controversialists, etc.), with a brief introduction to each section. Includes a…

Elliott, Charles, ed.   Oxford: Clarendon, 1963.
Edits a selection of Robert Henryson's poetry, with appended critical notes and glosses, an Introduction, a Biographical and Textual Note, and a series of Appreciations by literary historians. The Introduction (pp. vii-xv) focuses on how and to what…

Brewer, Derek.   London: T. Nelson, 1963.
Evokes the social and cultural conditions of England during Chaucer's lifetime by describing historical events, political circumstances, court life, domestic conditions for all classes, child-rearing, education and literacy, the influence of…

White, Beatrice.   Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 64 (1963): 170–75.
Analyzes the placement of proper names in the verse lines of Chaucer's CT, tabulating and commenting upon the total number of incidences of names and the numbers of their initial and terminal placements in the verse lines of twelve of the tales. Then…

Steadman, John M.   English Studies 44 (1963): 350-53.
Observes that as the patron saint of prisoners St. Leonard was associated iconographically with chains and fetters, and contends that this deepens the irony and ambiguity of the motto on the brooch of the Prioress in GP 1.162, where "vincit" carries…

Stambusky, Alan A.   Lock Haven Review 5 (1963): 43-60.
Compares MerT, MilT, and ShT with works by Moliére, arguing that Chaucer's "dramatic impulse" is clear in light of "Comedy Proper," a dramatic form in which intellectual error leads to folly and just, comic punishment. Both writers succeed through…

Silvia, Daniel Shiver, Jr.   Dissertation Abstracts International 23.11 (1963): 4345-46.
Describes Chaucer's knowledge of and uses of Jerome's "Adversus Jovinianum" in CT, as well as his references to the treatise and glosses to his manuscripts that quote it, focusing on the tales of the Marriage Group. Includes an edition of ten…

Rowland, Beryl.   Notes and Queries 208 (1963): 9.
Suggests that the description of Blanche's throat as a round ivory tower may "carry on the idea" of the Duchess being referred to as a "fers," a chess piece, found elsewhere in the poem.

Rowland, Beryl.   Explicator 21 (1963): item 73.
Explores proverbial implications of the variant readings of KnT 1.1810, "than woot a cokkow or [var. of] hare," and suggests "hare" might be a pun on "whore."

Rowland, Beryl.   Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 64 (1963): 48–52.
Suggests that "popular superstition" of "ill-luck" underlies the Host's reference to "fynde an hare" in Th-MelL 7.696, supported by his use of "elvyssh" at 7.703.

Renoir, Alain.   Studia Neophilologica 35 (1963): 199-210.
Explores Ret, the ending of TC, the claims of accurate reporting in GP 1.730-43, and Chaucer's comments on poetry and the rhetorical arts in HF, LGW, and PF, arguing that Chaucer's "seems to have conceived of the poet" as a "moral realist" who writes…

Reiss, Edmund.   Journal of English and Germanic Philology 62 (1963): 481-85.
Identifies associations of the name "Huberd" (Hubert) with the Man in the Moon, the magpie, Cain, and theft, arguing that Chaucer's use of it for his Friar (GP 1.269) reveals the character's "inherently evil nature" and the "incongruity" of Chaucer's…

Reiman, Donald H.   Texas Studies in Literature and Language 5 (1963): 356-73.
Presents ClT as an "elaborate academic joke," concerned primarily with proper submission to "God's law," reading Griselda as "pathetic rather than virtuous," satirized by the Clerk for submitting herself and (as she thinks) her children to Walter,…

Quinn, Betty Nye.   Speculum 38 (1963): 479-80.
Offers evidence that the "Ovidius Moralizatus" of Peter Bersuire (Petrus Berchorius) was the source of iconographical details associated with Venus in Chaucer's descriptions of the goddess in HF 131-39 and KnT 1.1955-66.

Pratt, Robert A.   Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts 5 (1963): 316-2.
Discusses medieval manuscripts that combine materials from Walter Map's "Valerius," the "golden book" of Theophrastus, and excerpts from Jerome's "Adversus Jovinianum," focusing on the seven manuscripts that include the latter two, and showing how…

Pace, George B.   PMLA 78 (1963): 25-35.
Explores the juxtaposition of the accounts of Lucifer and Adam in the opening of MkT (7.1999-2014), surveying medieval theological and Old and Middle English literary traditions of Adam's time in hell or, alternatively, limbo, and arguing that…

Olson, Paul A.   Modern Language Quarterly 24 (1963): 227-36.
Argues that the "static portraiture" in MilT establishes "character traits precisely" for the main characters so that the plot may "punish" these traits and convey "comic moral justice." Explores connections between Carpenter John and Oswald the…

Norton-Smith, J.   Medium Aevum 32 (1963): 117-24.
Interprets Form Age as a topical, even occasional, poem, rather than as a translation from Boethius, investigating its manuscript contexts, identifying echoes from Tibellius, Ovid, Jean de Meun, Eustace Deschamps, and Sted, and arguing that the poem…
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