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Fitzgibbons, Moira, curator.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
This webpage coordinates and comments upon approaches to medieval texts as "multimodal"; designed for classroom use, with suggestions for further exploration and hypertext links to texts, illustrations, and related materials. Arranges the approaches…

Gillespie, Alexandra, and Julianna Chianelli.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Summarizes the “textual world” of the late-medieval England and describes the international development of the printing press. Comments on references to literacy and literate materials in Chaucer's works, explores the implications of Adam, remarks…

Hadbawnik, David.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Uses visualization software (the "network analysis software Gephi") to represent the interactions among the pilgrims in the links between tales in CT, focusing on the importance of the Host and his "twin anxieties"—concern with haste and with…

Harris, Carissa M.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Comments on several medieval legal cases involving charges of rape, describes the role of rape in pastourelle tradition, and argues that, even though "no form of justice . . . can fully undo rape's harms," WBT "demonstrates the pressing need for…

Holsinger, Bruce.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Outlines "Chaucer's lives as poet, public figure, and literary persona," with recurrent reminders of the limits of what can be known from surviving evidence. Designed for pedagogical, includes suggestions for further reading.

Horobin, Simon.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Introduces Chaucer's language as a dialect and a stage in the development of English. Designed for classroom use, includes sections on vocabulary, grammar, style and register, and the opening eighteen lines of the GP.

Houlik-Ritchey, Emily.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Compares the functions and effects of Dorigen's "odd pleasure of intense feeling" in FranT with those of Marianne Dashwood in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, considering their feelings in light of their respective community structures and gender…

Hsy, Jonathan.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Describes how GP reflects "Chaucer's fascination" with social diversity and "bodily variety," and reads MkT as a "verse anthology of disability narratives," using various approaches drawn from disability studies to examine several of the Monk's…

Kennedy, Kathleen E.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Introduces the social practices in Chaucer's age; designed for classroom use. Arranged by the cycle of the day, with commentary on food, clothing, shelter, marriage, childhood, days of the week, festivals, and more, with hypertext links (some broken)…

Kline, Daniel T.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Posits a "Children's Cluster" of tales in CT (including all of fragments 6 and 7) wherein a "child has a central place" in each tale. Then argues that Virginia's voice and the tensions and "digressions" in PhyT encourage an ethical interpretation of…

Lavezzo, Kathy.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Describes the concern with the "embodiment" of peasants in medieval estates theory, explores physicality in the GP description of the Miller, and examines rebelliousness and animal imagery in MilPT, aligning them with "peasant poetics" and the…

Lipton, Emma.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Explores how and to what extent the WBP "presents both the challenges to women's agency posed by medieval marriage and, conversely, the ways existing practices of medieval marriage could be manipulated to empower women." Designed for pedagogical use,…

Mueller, Alex.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Explores the tension between "solaas" and "sentence" in three features of NPT (its representations of humans and non-humans, its reference to the Uprising of 1381, and its gender politics), investigating the importance of the rhetoric of the Tale in…

Murchison, Krista A.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Investigates the extent to which ParsT as a manual of confession can be seen to encourage the process of "individualization" theorized by Michel Foucault and to subvert the "immense control that the Church had over medieval lives" and aligning with…

Nakley, Susan.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Argues that ClP "confronts the social politics of translation and accessibility" after which the "re-vernacularization" in ClT "progresses . . . toward class and gender accessibility," "addresses the politics of tyranny and class," and engages issues…

Orlemanski, Julie.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Explores "mortal embodiment" in KnT, particularly in the descriptions of Arcite's lovesickness, injuries, and death, contrasting their physicality with the metaphysical perspective of Theseus's final speech. Designed for pedagogical use, includes…

Phillips, Noëlle H.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Describes the events and social impact of major historical events in fourteenth-century England: war with France, Black Death, the Uprising of 1381, Wycliffite reform, and their interrelations. Designed for classroom use.

Rhodes, William.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Interprets the Reeve's conflict with the Miller and the sexual politics and violence of RvT in light of late-medieval agrarian economy and Marxist ideas of the inequities of economic exchange. Designed for pedagogical use, includes several questions…

Roman, Christopher Michael.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Considers Ret in light of the medieval humility topos, penitential practice, and Lollard reform, raising questions about Chaucer's intentions in his works and the extent of our ability to perceive them. Designed for pedagogical use, includes several…

Scala, Elizabeth.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Explores the "conflict and friction" of GP as a stand-alone tale, also reading it forward to the following tales and backward from them. Designed for pedagogical use, includes several questions for discussion.

Seal, Samatha Katz.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Interprets CYPT as "Chaucerian critique of the male desire to use technological and scientific innovation to generate alone, excluding women from creation and thus overthrowing the normative pairing of sex contraries upon which medieval religious,…

Seaman, Myra.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Explores the "powerlessness of the voiceless" in ManPT, focusing on Phebus's wife, who has no voice in the Tale, in contrast with the speaking crow whose voice is taken from him and the ventriloquized mother of the Manciple. Designed for pedagogical…

Steel, Karl.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Introduces the field of "critical animal studies" and assesses the degree to which characters and animals in FrT can be considered to have agency. Designed for pedagogical use, includes several questions for discussion and suggestions for further…

Steiner, Emily.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Explores the relations between emotion and identity in PrPT, observing that the presence of Jews "amps up its emotional charge," particularly how it "provokes--and coopts--a huge range of emotions in the service of Christian piety." Considers the…

Storm, William M.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Thinks about Thopas "in the context of medieval maps," and considers the Tale's pointers and misdirections in plot and genre, assessing them in light of the traditional Chaucer-Pilgrim / Chaucer-Poet distinction. Designed for pedagogical use,…
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