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Bloomfield, Morton W.   Modern Language Review 53 (1958): 408-10.
Argues that the correct reading of TC 5.1809 is the eighth sphere (not seventh as in some manuscripts), and that Chaucer's "making use consciously or unconsciously of an old tradition, placed his hero for all eternity in the sphere of the fixed…

Bazire, Joyce.   Year's Work in English Studies 37 (1958): 103-10.
A discursive review of Chaucerian scholarship and research published in 1956.

Baum, Paull F.   PMLA 73.1 (1958): 167-70.
Augments Baum's earlier dictionary of puns (PMLA 71 [1956]), with nearly 30 more examples noticed by Baum and by readers of his earlier listing, exemplifying and explaining each.

Baum, Paull F.   Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1958.
[xii], 229 pp.
Appreciative commentary on Chaucer’s life and works, considering what can and cannot be determined from his life-records and literature, why he may not have completed several works, why (though a civil servant) he did not comment on political events,…

Baker, Donald C.   Studia Neophilologica 30 (1958): 17-26.
Demonstrates "the extremely close dove-tailing of the three major sections" of BD "and the way in which they complement and illuminate one another" through parallel incidents and atmosphere. Then examines "the imagery patterns in the poem" to show…

Anderson, George A.   Lewis Leary, ed. Contemporary Literary Scholarship: A Critical Review (New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1958), pp. 25-52.
Includes an appreciative, discursive survey of critical studies and scholarship about Chaucer.

Gray, Douglas.   H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison, eds. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 61 vols. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004): 11: 247-59.
Biography of Chaucer, with brief bibliography. Sub-sections include "Early Life," "Poetry: The Beginnings," "Journeys on the King's Service--Italy," "Chaucer at the Customs House and Aldgate," "Works of the 1370s and early 1380s," "Life in London,…

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…
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