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Schmidt-Hidding, Wolfgang.   Heidelberg: Quelle & Meyer, 1959.
Opens with a chapter on Chaucer (pp. 9-35)--followed by ones about William Shakespeare, Henry Fielding, Thomas Sterne, Charles Lamb, Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain--surveying his self-portraits, narrative poses, characterizations, ironies, and the…

Ogoshi, Kazazō.   Tokyo: Nan’undo, 1959.
Item not seen. Transliteration of title from WorldCat record.

Charles, Jos.   Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed, 2018.
Includes sixty trans lyric poems, presented in a “transliteration of English—Chaucerian in affect, but revolutionary in effect,” with spelling reminiscent of Middle English.

Franklin, James.   ETC: A Review of General Semantics 40.2 (1983): 177-91.
Assesses the epistemological implications of the growth in vocabulary in Middle English, focusing on Latin-derived terms for "very general concepts," many from philosophical discourse. Uses the OED and the MED as major sources, drawing evidence from,…

İplіkçі Özdenі, Ayşenur.
[Iplikci Ozdeni, Aysenur].  
Artuklu Human and Social Science Journal 4.1 (2019): 26-33.
Analyzes the songs and letters embedded in TC as lyric forms that function "in several senses such as means of self-expression of characters--their bliss or afflictions, fundamental communication tools of characters, mediums that assure secrecy in…

Kidwai, Abdur Raheem.   New York: Peter Lang, 2018.
Includes commentary on depictions of Islam and Muhammad in MLT and GP: despite the pejorative naming of the Prophet in MLT, GP is "the inaugural English text which set in motion cross-cultural understanding between the West and the Muslim world."

van Gelderen, Elly.   Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018.
Classroom textbook of examples for syntactical analysis in English language history, with texts reproduced in color manuscript, original-language transcriptions, and modern translations, plus commentary on significant features of language and…

Prẹczkowska, Helena, trans.   Wrocław: Zaklad Narodowy Imienia Ossolińskich, 1963
Item not seen. WorldCat records indicate this is a Polish translation of selections from the CT.

Nisters, David.   New York: Peter Lang, 2018.
Item not seen. From publisher's website: "This study argues that the vernacular fable constituted a productive site for negotiating scholastic poetics in late medieval England. On the basis of a close reading" of NPT and ManT, "the book analyses how…

Fulton, Helen.   Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association 106 (2006): 25-42.
Assesses the late-medieval and early modern popularity of the "story of Griselda" as an exploration of the "paradox of her non-noble status and her fitness to hold the moral high ground" and a reflection of anxiety "about marriages based on unequal…

Langdon, Alison Ganze   Year’s Work in Medievalism 28 (2012): 2-9.
Examines ClT and Maria Edgeworth's "The Modern Griselda" in light of their respective contemporaneous conduct manuals for women, arguing that the protagonist of each narrative becomes "monstrous" in "fulfilling too completely the ideals of womanhood…

Matsuda, Takami   Geibun-Kenkyu (Keio University) 73 (1997): 27-47.
Compares nine versions of the Griselda narrative (including ClT), exploring what virtues in addition to patience are emphasized in each and arguing that shifts in emphasis account for the story’s medieval and early modern popularity. ClT emphasizes…

Lewis, Sean Gordon.   Enarratio: Journal of the Medieval Association of the Midwest 22 (2018): 51-78; 4 illus.
Focuses on Pynson's woodcuts in his 1526 editions of CT, TC, and an anthology headed by HF, assessing them and other paratextual materials (table of contents, incipits, etc.) for the ways they pose a variety of reader strategies. Contrasts Pynson's…

Langdon, Alison.   Enarratio: Journal of the Medieval Association of the Midwest 17 (2010): 61-76.
Assesses ClT in comparison with its sources to argue that Chaucer's version critiques Griselda's complete submission of her will to Walter's, disclosing its ethical invalidity as lacking right reason.

Zuraikat, Malek.   Jordan Journal of Modern Languages and Literature 9.1 (2017): 95-105.
Assesses female silence as resistance to masculine power in KnT, arguing that the strategy is limited. In KnT women succeed when they “express their need” for male protection, but not when they oppose or resist patriarchy. Includes an abstract in…

Mundo, Frank.   West Conshohocken, PA: Infinity, 2010.
Item not seen. WorldCat record indicates this collection of stories in verse emulates CT as a tale-telling contest, conducted by security guards after riots in Los Angeles.

Librach, Ronald S.   Interpretations 14.2 (1983): pp. 1-14
Explores nuances of Boethian Providence, fortune, destiny, and human perceptions of them in KnT, along with relations between death and love in their worldly and spiritual manifestations. Argues that in KnT Chaucer burlesques the "romantic…

Davis, Isabel.   Literature Compass 6.4 (2009): 842-63.
Surveys uses of first-person narrative in late medieval English literary texts, agreeing with and extending earlier critics' arguments that find in this literature notions of selfhood often attributed to the early modern period. Observes how and…

Collins, Arthur.   Literature in North Queensland 8.1 (1980): 7-13.
Verse dialogue in iambic pentameter couplets in which the Wife of Bath recommends to a convalescent Chaucer the idea of writing CT and offers to tend him while he writes.

Behrend, Megan.   Studies in the Age of Chaucer 43 (2021): 1-43; 6 b&w illus.
Uncouples Chaucer's fifteenth-century reception from "monolingual nationalist ideas of Englishness," focusing on rhetorical and codicological features of two trilingual love lyrics in Cambridge University Library, MS Gg.4.27 (Gg): "De amico ad…

Weiskott, Eric.   Notes and Queries 266 (2021): 253-55.
Argues that Prov, although attributed to Chaucer in medieval manuscripts and in the Riverside Chaucer, contains verse forms not found elsewhere in Chaucer’s oeuvre.

Sayers, William.   Chaucer Review 56.2 (2021): 119-24.
Examines Chaucer's limited use of "blew"/"blue" in depictions of color, focusing on the phrase “teres blewe” in Mars, 8. Notes that the connotation of "blue" with melancholy surfaces later, and traces Chaucer's usage of "blewe" to its Gallo-Romance…

Robinson, Peter.   Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2020.
Explores the "metaphors, paradoxes, contradictions, and mysteries which link" poetry and money, including description of Purse among examples of fourteenth-to-twentieth-century poetry "in which money is the theme and its absence the concern."

Hoces Lomba, María de.   Open access Ph.D. dissertation (Universitat d’Alacant/Universidad de Alicante, 2019). Available at
tesis_maria_de_hoces_lomba.pdf (accessed June 4, 2023).
Explores general connections between literature and law, with specific reference to Purse. Claims that Chaucer's understanding of "classics, rhetoric, and law” sets up Purse as a "literary defense or vindication" and uses "love poetry" to create a…

Ruszkiewicz, Dominika.   Barbara Marczuk and Iwona Piechnik, eds. Discours religieux: Langages, textes, traductions (Kraków: Biblioteka Jagiellonska, 2020), pp. 305-17.
Argues that Chaucer's alterations to Boccaccio's "Filostrato" in TC, I.22–49, were influenced by liturgical "bidding prayers," and that the God-centered Boethianism of the passage works with the ending of Chaucer's poem to "frame" its recurrent…
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