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Crosson, Chad G.   Chaucer Review 53.2 (2018): 213-34
Examines how Sted is a poem not only about political issues, but also about the relationship between the local and the universal.

Johnstone, Boyda.   Studies in the Age of Chaucer 41 (2019): 301-24.
Reads "The Isle of Ladies" for its "covert feminine resistance," arguing that such resistance is evident through the "divided, ambivalent lens" of the half-asleep dream vision of a city of ladies--perhaps influenced by Christine de Pizan's "Le livre…

Bukowska, Joanna.   Wojciech Drąg and Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak, eds. Spectrum of Emotions: From Grief to Love (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2016), pp. 13-25.
Assesses the literary conventions and intellectual context of "The Court of Love," a sixteenth-century poem thought to be by Chaucer until the twentieth century. Emphasizes early modern modifications of medieval amatory verse, and includes comments…

Barr, Helen.   Bonnie Lander-Johnson and Eleanor Decamp, eds. Blood Matters: Studies in European Literature and Thought, 1400-1700 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018), pp. 238-48.
Describes the iconography of Thomas Becket's blood in Canterbury Cathedral and its “Christomimetic” associations, and explores parallels between Becket's blood and the Pardoner's blood in the "Canterbury Interlude" that precedes the "Tale of Beryn,"…

Beal, Jane.   Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture 6.3 (2018): 105-29.
Analyzes the "thematic sexualization of the mappaemundi” in Ros, Shakespeare's "Lucrece," and Donne's "Weeping," providing interpretive background for the imagery, explaining the poets' familiarity with T-O maps, and exploring the range of…

Bennett, Robert Russell.   Mauricetown, N.J.: Maurice Press, 2018.
Item not seen. WorldCat records indicate that this vocal–piano score, composed by Bennett for Percy E. Fletcher, was edited by Janet Schlein Somers and Paul Mack Somers. Sets MercB to music in three parts: “Captivity,” “Rejection,” and “Escape,”…

Yeager, Stephen M.   Critical Inquiry 45 (2019): 747-61.
Focuses on how protocol, a term for systems of rules allowing communication and behavior, is frequently used in digital environments, and builds on Alexander Galloway’s comparison of internet protocol to chivalry in "Protocol: How Control Exists…

Gaston, Kara.   PMLA 133 (2018): 282-95.
Reads the relations between the planetary event and perspectives on it in Mars as analogous to those between form and interpretation in new formalist literary analysis. In Mars the celestial motion of the geocentric universe is subject to the…

Bozick, Morgan M.   Chaucer Review 54.2 (2019): 162-90.
Offers a new interpretation of Wom Unc, a lyric attributed to Chaucer. Argues for different punctuation in the poem, and claims that the lady and subject of the poem is green herself rather than dressed in green, thus symbolizing May. The poem, then,…

Hsy, Jonathan.   Postmedieval 9 (2018): 289-302.
Integrates queer theory and ecocriticism to reassess historical manuscript concepts of Adam, including contemporary print and digital media examples. Examines "medieval homosocial networks of textual production" and applies ecotheoretical viewpoints…

Taff, Dyani Johns.   Studies in Philology 116 (2019): 617-39.
Uses the competing discourses of secrecy resulting from the play of genres in TC to ask questions about the power dynamics, knowledge, and narrative in the text.

Slayton, Kendra.   Chaucer Review 54.1 (2019): 67-90.
Situates Criseyde and her agency in discussions of freewill and the effect of secular society on Boethian notions of the highest good, and argues that Chaucer's depiction of Criseyde throughout the poem undercuts her apparent agency. The poem's…

Shea, Kayla.   Hortulus 14.2 (2018): n.p.
Treats Pandarus as a figure or personification of lust in TC, counterpointing courtly love as manifested in Troilus. Examines Pandarus's rhetoric, along with Troilus's and Criseyde's interpretations of it, arguing that Chaucer's use of allegory is…

Sévère, Richard.   Texas Studies in Literature and Language 60 (2018): 423-42.
Clarifies the meanings and applications of the term "bromance" and applies it to Troilus and Pandarus's relationship in TC, "wherein an incestuous act between Pandarus and Criseyde is among the many ways the poem utilizes heterosexuality to counter…

Schwebel, Leah.   Chaucer Review 54.1 (2019): 91-115.
Questions the identity of the book that is being read to Criseyde in Book II of TC, arguing that the answer, the title itself, cannot be known. Examines the descriptions of the book, from both Criseyde and Pandarus, and argues that the unknowability…

Nakao, Yoshiyuki.   Bulletin of University Education Center, Fukuyama University Studies in Higher Education 5 (2019): 3-22.
Analyzes the semantics of the use of the present tense in the narrative parts of TC using V.176-96 as an example and applying the "four-layered semantic structures (referential, textual, expressive and metalinguistic)" proposed by Fleischman (1990).…

Kaempfer, Lucie.   Open Library of Humanities 4.1 (2018): 1-24.
Associates the liquidity of emotions in medieval literature with the Galenic theory of humours, exploring "the different uses of liquidity to represent emotions in Chaucer’s work," especially TC, where emotions such as sorrow and joy can be variously…

Jones, Tyler.   Hortulus 14.2 (2018): n.p.
Explores the "temporal perspectives" of futurity in TC, combining an Augustinian conceptualization of time with Michel de Certeau's spatial notion of "strategy," looking closely at three perspectives that are posed in the poem and undermined in Book…

Johnston, Andrew James.   Regina Toepfer, ed. Tragik und Minne (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2017), pp. 207-24.
Explores tragic fate and the genre of tragedy in TC, arguing that the "double sorwe" of the opening of the poem (I.1) anticipates the "tragedye" mentioned at the end (V.1786) and that each applies to Criseyde as well as to Troilus. Includes…

Goldstein, R. James.   Chaucer Review 54.4 (2019): 482-92.
Identifies liturgical echoes in Chaucer's reworking of Dante at the end of Book V of TC, arguing that it exemplifies David Lawton's theory of voice and "public
interiorities."

Fumo, Jamie C.   Chaucer Review 54.1 (2019): 35-66.
Examines the contexts of Criseyde's tears in an antifeminist tradition, to which Chaucer and TC respond, and engages with the revisions to depictions of Criseyde's weeping in TC. Uses insights from sociology and behavioral psychology to argue that…

Butterfield, Ardis.   University of Toronto Quarterly 88.2 (2019): 142-59.
Reexamines theories of Auerbach and Spitzer through the lens of issues of translatability and untranslatability in medieval lyrics. Argues that medieval lyric poetry "shows the power of untranslatability to disrupt and re-make literary history."…

Seymour, Michael C.   Medium Aevum 87.1 (2018): 23-40
Demonstrates the need for a reexamination of the physical description and linguistic analysis of University of Glasgow, MS Hunter 409 (MS V.3.7) of Rom. Manuscript study reveals the "canard" that a northerner translated Fragment B. Refutes the…

Warren, Michael J.   Michael J. Warren. Birds in Medieval English Poetry: Metaphors, Realities, Transformations (Rochester, N.Y.: D. S. Brewer, 2018), pp. 179-218.
Argues that PF--a poem {about which voices do and do not count"--"magines the potential for translatability between species." Engages scholastic discussions about the nature of "vox," and raises questions about phonetic and semantic translation,…

Rudd, Gillian.   Postmedieval 9 (2018): 410-19.
Notes that Chaucer's treatment of the daisy in LGW differs from his typical use of flower imagery. Recognizes parallels between the daisy in LGW and its narrator Geffrey, notes differences between the narrator(s) of the F prologue and the G prologue,…
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