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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,…

Turner, Marie.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Describes the generic features of the fabliau, and explores how and what extent the MerT fulfills and overturns these features in its plot, diction, biblical allusion, and courtly conventions, also commenting on interpolations in two manuscripts.…

Whitaker, Cord J.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Treats geography, lineal descent, and "religious and political difference" as racial markers in MLT and its analogues, suggesting that skin color "lurks in the shadows." Designed for pedagogical use, includes several exercises and questions for…

Zarins, Kim.   In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu, 2017.
Cautions that what we say about the Pardoner's body "might say something about ourselves"; summarizes critical discussion of the Pardoner's sex, sexuality, and rhetoric; and comments on the Old Man, Death (compared to Terry Pratchett's Mort), the…

Middleton, Anne.   Speculum 53 (1978): 94-114.
Defines and describes the social and rhetorical emphases that characterize the persona and poetic "common voice" of late-medieval English "public poetry," exemplified here most extensively in analyses of Langland's "Piers Plowman" and Gower's…

O'Connell, Brendan.   Chaucer Review 53.4 (2018): 428-48.
Assesses the inclusion in the mid-1500s of "The Plowman's Tale" in Chaucer's "Workes" and its effects in reading reception and influence on beast fable throughout the sixteenth century.

Irvin, Matthew W.   Studies in the Age Chaucer 40 (2018): 113-53.
Connects "The Prologue and Tale of Beryn" (PTB) with the London Company of Mercers that met at St. Thomas Acon, suggesting that PTB was composed on the occasion of their feast in 1428 or 1430, exploring connections of the poem with John Carpenter,…

Ellison, Darryl William.   Dissertation Abstracts International A75.07 (2015): n.p.
Investigates the role of Chaucerian apocrypha and adaptations in defining "Chaucerian," a concept "that was as much a product of Chaucer's later editors, adapters, and imitators as it was a product of his contemporaries and predecessors." Considers…

Boffey, Julia, and A. S. G. Edwards.   Chaucer Review 53.2 (2018): 235-46.
Examines the textual witnesses for issues of authorship and attribution, as well as the various forms in which Sted survives.

Stadnik, Katarzyna.   In Przemysław Łozowski and Katarzyna Stadnik, eds. Visions and Revisions: Studies in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (Frankfurt am Main: Lang, 2016), pp. 179-86.
Uses the Boethian imagery of Fortune and her wheel in For and Truth to clarify "situated cognition," exemplifying how visual images can enable cultural transmission across time.

Goldstein, R. James.   Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2017.
Offers instruction on how to read "older poetry" rhetorically, with emphasis on conventional forms and subgenres of lyric verse, and using the scansion system of Derek Attridge (1982). Chapter 4, "The Love Complaint Ballade: Chaucer to Wyatt" (pp.…

Dauphant, Clothilde.   In Miren Lacassagne, ed. Le rayonnement de la cour des premiers Valois à l'époque d'Eustache Deschamps (Paris: Presses de l'Université Paris-Sorbonne, 2017), pp. 81-94.
Traces changes in the putatively fixed form of the balade as used by Eustache Deschamps, John Gower, Chaucer, and others, commenting on variations in number of stanzas, rhyme schemes, the inclusion of envoys, etc. Includes comments on Ven, For, Ros,…

Watt, Caitlin G.   Dissertation Abstracts International A79.11 (2018): n.p.
Assesses Antigone and Cassandra in TC--characters who are themselves "literary creators"--to explore meta-level consideration of reader identification and authorial status.

Niebrzydowski, Sue.   In Sarah Carpenter, Pamela M. King, Meg Twycross, and Greg Walker, eds. "The best pairt of our play": Essays Presented to John J. McGavin, Part II (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2017), pp. 38-56.
Describes the "the provenance, codicology, sources, and performance possibilities" of the early modern Welsh play "Troelus a Chresyd," exploring its relations with TC, Robert Henryson's "Testament of Cresseid," and Renaissance dramatic versions of…

Megna, Paul.   In Russell Sbriglia, ed. Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Literature but Were Afraid to Ask Žižek (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2017), pp. 267-89.
Uses Slavoj Žižek's analysis of privilege and courtly love to assess the major characters of TC: the "servile aggression" of the narrator; Pandarus's "patriarchal privilege"; Crisyede's "ethically heroic" decisions about loving her husband, Troilus,…

Mack, Peter.   In Rhetoric's Questions: Reading and Interpretation (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), pp. 7-18.
Explores questions of audience, occasion, and a writer's control in classical and early modern western rhetoric, and applies these questions in a "sample reading," examining TC, 3.1324–36 for the ways that it encourages readers "to re-experience and…
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