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North, Richard.   Piero Boitani and Emilia Di Rocco, eds. Boccaccio and the European Literary Tradition (Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2014), pp. 123-38.
Compares Chaucer's Pandarus with Boccaccio's Pandaro, arguing that "that Pandarus so loves Troilus that he consummates his passion vicariously on Criseyde, telling lies which kill the affair before the lady leaves Troy." The "cues" for this…

Musgrave, Thea, composer.   London: J. & W. Chester, 1960.
Sets MerB to orchestral music, sung by tenor; text in Middle English. A Special Oder Edition / Study Score was commissioned by the Saltire Music Group, apparently in 2009.

Berndt, Rolf.   Halle: Niemeyer, 1960.
Part 2 (pp. 225-379) prints the entire GP, based on the text of Manly and Rickert (1940), with phonetic transcription of lines 1-78; introductory commentary on its meter, stress patterns, syllabification, and rhyme techniques; and a comprehensive…

Bazire, Joyce.   Year's Work in English Studies 38 (1960): 91-105.
A discursive review of Chaucerian scholarship and research published in 1957.

Bazire, Joyce.   Year's Work in English Studies 39 (1960): 81-87.
A discursive review of Chaucerian scholarship and research published in 1958.

Bazire, Joyce.   Year's Work in English Studies 40 (1961): 73-81.
A discursive review of Chaucerian scholarship and research published in 1959.

Milhaud, Darius, composer and translator.   Paris: Heugel, 1962.
Score in six parts for orchestra and voices: Prélude I, Captivity, Prélude II, Escape, Prélude III, and Rejection. The text of the three parts between the preludes is MercB in Middle English with an interlinear French translation.

Weiss, Jim, trans.   Benicia, Calif.]: Greathall, 1990, track 9.
Includes an oral retelling of NPT for children, "Chanticleer the Rooster," adapted and read by Jim Weiss, with a brief introduction. Track 9; ca. 15 min.

Orlemanski, Julie.   Katie L. Walter, ed. Reading Skin in Medieval Literature and Culture (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), pp. 161-81.
Focuses on Cresseid's leprosy in Henryson's "Testament," with attention to how the disease can help to chart the "ethical relationship" between his poem and Chaucer's TC.

Davis, Isabel.   Katie L. Walter, ed. Reading Skin in Medieval Literature and Culture (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), pp. 99-118.
Considers "the special use that medieval writers made of skin as a metaphor for time," focusing on the "structural patterns" of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" and WBP--"suspension, cessation, and repetition"--and how these patterns "imitate the…

Neubauer, Hans-Joachim.
Braun, Christian, trans..  
London: Free Association Books, 1999.
Follows the history of rumor as a cultural force in art, literature, and politics in classical tradition and in the modern western world, as it relates to renown, fame, gossip, hearsay, news, contagious surmise, speculation, and propaganda. Includes…

Rydel, Courtney.   Medieval Translator/Traduire au Moyen Age 16 (2017): 289-302.
Explores how vernacular translators of Jacobus de Voragine’s “Legenda Aurea” lend theological authority to their works by appropriating or emulating the onomastic etymologies in Jacobus’s work. Includes discussion of Chaucer’s close following of…

Wood, Margaret.   High Miller, compiler. The Best One-Act Plays of 1958–59 (London: George G. Harrap, 1960), pp. 37-56.
Adapts PardT as a verse drama for seven roles: three rioters, three barmaids, and the Old Man who is revealed to be Death himself at the end of the rioters' quest.

Copley, Paul, adapter.
Swain, Holly, illus.  
Irene Yates, compiler. The Pardoner's Tale and Other Plays (Oxford: Heinemann Educational Publishers, 1999), pp. 20-25.
Modernizes and adapts PardT for children as a drama in six scenes. The Pardoner as narrator speaks in prose and the characters, generally, speak in rhymed pentameter couplets. Features three "ruffians" (named Joker, Jack, and Ace), an Innkeeper, an…

Beidler, Peter G.   Seattle: Coffee Town Press, 2011.
Offers instructions for pronunciation and phonetic transcription of passages from Chaucer's works, with an introduction to the history and grammar of his Middle English dialect, and a glossary of his basic vocabulary. Designed for classroom use, with…

Lutyens, Elisabeth, composer.   [London]: Schott, 1960.
Item not seen. WorldCat records indicate the score was "reproduced from composer's manuscript," with "texts taken from Chaucer, Joyce, Shakespeare, and Dylan Thomas among others." Variously numbered as opus 44, opus 45, and opus 47.

Burns, Christopher, ed.   New York: Park Lane, 1996.
Selects a variety of poems by British and American writers, arranged thematically, including examples from GP: 1-18 (original and translation), and 445-76 (Wife of Bath), 165-207 (Monk), and 285-308 (Clerk) in modern English; all translations by the…

Hanna, Ralph.   Ralph Hanna, Introducing English Medieval Book History: Manuscripts, Their Producers and Their Readers (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013), pp. 132-65.
Chapter 5 in Hanna's book-length introduction to the study of English medieval books and manuscripts, revisiting and offering new and revised opinions of the nature, value, and relations between the Hengwrt and Ellesmere manuscripts of CT. Includes…

Baynes-Ross, Felisa.   Kristina Mendicino, ed. Playing False: Representations of Betrayal (New York: Peter Lang, 2013), pp. 313-36.
Examines the "conditions that allow for [Criseyde's] betrayal" in TC, including the "structure of courtship" which establishes the duplicity of the relationship between the lovers, the deceptions upon which it is based, and the fundamental…

Reisman, Rosemary M., ed.
Emmerson, Richard Kenneth.  
Pasedena, CA: Salem, 2011.
Illustrated alphabetical encyclopedia. Item not seen. WorldCat records indicate the entry for Geoffrey Chaucer, by Richard Kenneth Emmerson, is in volume 1: Dannie Abse--Sir George Etherege.

Fontecedro, Emanuela Andreoni.   Italica 88 (2011): 335-52.
Considers intertextual relations between Petrarch's "Africa" and Cicero's "Somnium Scipionis" as dream visions, focusing on the medieval poet's developments of the ancient poet's concern with fame and contempt for the world. Closes with comments on…

Bolens, Guillemette.   Médiévales 61 (2011): 97-117.
Examines how Chaucer uses interactive body signs in CT to convey emotions and engage his readers in the process of understanding, focusing on his "style kinésique" and exemplifying its effects in examples drawn from SqT and MLP.

Pompe, Hedwig.   Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012.
Uses media and communication theory to explore relations between modernity and the rise of the newspaper as a medium in Germany. Includes in Chapter III.3 an excursus ("Excurs") on fame and rumor in HF, observing in Chaucer's depiction of them a…

Azevedo, Natanael Duarte.   Graphos: Revista da Pós-Graduaçao em Letras 15.2 (2013): 122-49.
Explores the uses of the Seven Deadly Sins in David Fincher's movie, "Seven" (1995), comparing his treatment of the sins with that of Thomas Aquinas; includes discussion of how, in the film, attrition rather than contrition is involved, exemplifying…

Crocker, Holly A.   New Medieval Literatures 15 (2015, for 2013): 149-82.
Argues that John Foxe's chronological techniques, "expressive affinities," and "affective connections" in "Actes and Monuments" (a.k.a. the "Book of Martyrs") are "relevant to what is increasingly called 'post-historicist' criticism in medieval…
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