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Hollander, Robert.   Journal of Anglo-Italian Studies 11 (2011): 1-28.
Explores Chaucer's "nuanced reworkings" of his source texts in the last twelve stanzas of TC, focusing on his adaptations of Boccaccio's "Filostrato," his "Teseida," and Dante's "Commendia," but also commenting on uses of Virgil, Statius, and…

Sauer, Michelle M., ed.   New York: Infobase, 2008.
An encyclopedia of authors, works, genres, trends, terminology, and sources of British poetry from the beginnings to 1600, with entries composed by the editor and many contributors, with cross listings and suggestions for further reading. Includes an…

Mattern, Joanne.   Huntington Beach, Calif.: Teacher Created Materials, 2013.
An introduction to Chaucer. his life and times, and the CT, designed for young readers, with color reproductions and photographs drawn from a variety of sources. Emphasizes basic information and vocabulary, with a glossary of modern terms and an…

Giaccherini, Enrico.   Anthony L. Johnson, Simona Beccone, Carmen Dell'Aversano, and Chiara Serani, eds. Hammered Gold and Gold Enamelling: Studi in Onore di Anthony L. Johnson (Rome: Aracne, 2011), pp. 177-98.
Traces Chaucer's references to Jews in his works--HF, PrT, PardT, and ParsT--arguing that repeated references such as "cursed Jews" are largely generic, used by positive and negative characters alike.

Duncan, Thomas G., ed.   Cambridge: Brewer, 2013.
Offers a "comprehensive selection" of short poems and lyrical interpolations from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries (Part I) and from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries (Part II), topically arranged, in normalized spelling, with sidebar…

Putter, Ad.   Julia Boffey and A. S. G. Edwards, ed. A Companion to Fifteenth-Century English Poetry (Brewer, 2013), pp. 143-55.
Clarifies why "The Flower and the Leaf,” “The Assembly of Ladies,” “La Belle Dame sans Mercy” and “The Isle of Ladies” are described as “Chaucerian,” noting their attribution to Chaucer in manuscripts and early printed editions, describing their…

García, Ricardo L.   Bloomington, Ind.: iUinverse, 2011.
Satiric narrative poetry in rhymed couplets, with thirty-five tales told by academics from the University of Montana on their way Silicon Valley; parodies CT and includes several references to Chaucer and his work. WorldCat records indicate that a…

Jackson, Gabriel, composer.   Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Item not seen. WorldCat records indicate that this vocal score for unaccompanied mixed voices is printed with the text of the Antiphon to the Virgin Mary, "Salve Regina," in Latin by Herman Contractus (attributed), "interspersed with English words by…

Bax, Arnold.   [Petersfield]: Fand Music, 2012.
Musical setting for the song at the end of PF (ll. 680-90; 691 is omitted), in modernized Middle English; printed from the original in British Library, Additional MS 54779 as edited by Graham Parlett.

Jeffrey, David Lyle.   Robert C. Roberts, Scott H. Moore, and Donald D. Schmeltekopf, eds. Finding a Common Thread: Reading Great Texts from Homer to O'Connor (South Bend, Ind.: St. Augustine's Press, 2013), pp. 167-85, 335-36.
Offers a historicized, "iconological," Great Texts approach to CT, reading the poem as a "staged retelling of many tales, old and new" that is thereby "particularly pertinent for the larger rationale of a Great Texts curriculum." Traces two thematic…

Fleming, Berry.   Sag Harbor, N.Y.: Permanent Press, 1986.
Modern novel that includes a sailing trip to the Caribbean, during which the travelers (the Doctor's Colleague, the Wife, the Diver, etc.) exchange "tales." Includes reference to Chaucer and an approximate quotation of HF 354-60.

Ellis, Jeremy R.   Secaucus, N.J.: Carol Publishing, 1996.
A discursive lexicon of "dirty" language, sexual and scatological, including a brief section (pp. 8-14) on Chaucer’s vocabulary, listing sample words and describing several scenes and examples from MilT, WBP, and elsewhere. Reprinted under the title…

Buckingham, Peter.   Chichester: Summersdale, 2012.
An anthology of literary quotations from English writers, arranged by the days of the months, January through December. Includes GP 1-18 under April 15.

Shaw, Tim.   N.p.: Smashwords, 2013.
A murder mystery set in medieval London, told by Geoffrey Chaucer recounting events in the first person. Includes various historical persons and provides chapter notes at the end of the narrative.

Passfield, John.   Bloomington, Ind.: AuthorHouse, 2013.
Historical novel; a prequel to CT and cast as Chaucer's notebook or journal as he plans and writes his poem, drawing inspiration from his fellow travelers on the current journey. Includes portions of CT in fictional drafts (GP extensively) and…

Kellner, Hank.   N.p.: Smashwords, 2013.
Parodies GP, featuring twenty-nine character sketches of people who intend to travel together to Pokerbury, a site for gambling, planning to tell tales along the way. Modern professions include the Broker, the Dentist, the Scientist, etc.

Swiatek, Conrad.   N.p.: Lulu.com, 2014.
A frame-tale collection of stories that adapts aspects of CT, told while travelers are trapped on a stalled subway car. Written in rhymed couplets, with a General Prologue and nineteen tales without prologues.

Rowland, Amy.   Chapel Hill, N. C.: Algonquin, 2014.
A novel about a modern-day transcriptionist who works for a New York newspaper. Obsessed by a recent suicide, her distrust of truth and language grows. Includes recurrent references to Chaucer and his works, most extensively in Chapter 6, "Chaucer's…

Rossiter, William T.   Alison Yarrington and Stefano Villani, eds. Travels and Translations: Anglo-Italian Cultural Transactions (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013), pp. 231-50.
Expands upon Harold Bloom's concept of the "anxiety of influence" to explore agonistic revisionism through translation in medieval literature, focusing on transmission from Italy to England and illustrating in detail how "verbal, phrasal,…

Johnston, Andrew James.   Martin Baisch and Jutta Eming, ed. Hybriditat und Spiel: Der Europaische Liebes- und Abenteuerroman von der Antike zur Friihen Neuzeit (Berlin: Akademie, 2013), pp. 163-73.
Focuses on "generic links" between MLPT and "the ancient novel/Greek romance," especially multiple adventures as a plot device and the motif of incestuous desire that is both "rife" in the plot of MLT and a "conspicuous absence." Shows how incest…

Bennett, Jim, and Giorgio Strano.   Nuncius: Journal of the Material and Visual History of Science 29 (2014): 179-29; 9 color and b&w figs.
Describes the ownership history and details the physical features of a fourteenth-century English astrolabe in the Koelliker Collection, Milan, assessing its status as the "Chaucer Astrolabe" (here called the "Tomba-Koelliker astrolabe") by gauging…

Yıldız, Nazan.   Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi (Hacettepe University) 32.2 (2015): 299-312.
Explores the social status of the Prioress as someone caught between "her former and present estates, the nobility and the clergy respectively," exploring her "hybrid identity" at this interface Includes an abstract in Turkish and in English.

Franck, Ed, adapt.   Leuven: Davidsfonds, 2013.
Item not seen. The WorldCat record indicates that this is a Dutch prose adaptation of CT for juvenile audience, with illustrations by Carll Cneut.

Glück, Robert.   Robert Glück. Elements of a Coffee Service (San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1982), pp, 50-55.
Modern prose adaptation of PardPT, adapted into a fictional frame that refers to Passolini's cinematic version of CT.

Marshall, Helen.   Helen Marshall. Hair Side, Flesh Side (Toronto: ChiZine, 2012), pp. 218-28.
Short story about an Oxford graduate student, ambivalent about love and about her Chaucer studies, visited by the poet at nighttime. Includes recurrent allusion to the ambiguous gate in PF 123ff.
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