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Adanur, Evrim Doğan, ed.   Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2011.
Includes forty-six papers presented at the fifth international IDEA conference, held at Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey in 2010. For three essays that pertain to Chaucer, search for IDEA: Studies in English under Alternative Title.

Adkins, Lieuen, trans.   San Francisco: Bellerophon, 1973.
Parallel-column version of MilPT in Middle English [Skeat edition] and modern rhymed couplets, accompanied by numerous b&w illustrations in comic-book style by Gilbert Shelton.

Adler, Gillian.   Dissertation Abstracts International A77.10 (2016): n.p.
Argues that Boethius's "Consolation of Philosophy" provides Chaucer with a means of understanding time as a unified and simultaneous whole, and that he deploys this understanding in the dream visions, and especially TC.

Adler, Mortimer Jerome.   Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica, 1961.
Includes introductions to seven authors and works of western literature, keyed to texts in translation or modernization available in the "Great Books of the Western World" series. The "Sixth Reading" here (pp. 139-66) pertains to Chaucer and CT,…

Aers, David, ed.   New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986.
Ten essays by various hands. For six essays that pertain to Chaucer, search for Medieval Literature: Criticism, Ideology, and History under Alternative Title.

Aers, David, ed.   Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1992.
Six essays by various hands explore and critique the notion of a steady rise of individualism underlying the traditional historical periodiztion of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Human identities in all times are functions of humans interacting in…

Aers, David, ed.   Cambridge : D. S. Brewer, 2000.
Nine essays on medieval English literature, a preface by Derek Brewer, an introduction by Aers, and a bibliography of Pearsall's publications through 1998. For two essays that pertain to Chaucer, search for Medieval Literature and Historical Inquiry…

Aers, David.
Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2015.
Provides close reading and interpretation of "Piers Plowman," and observes how Chaucer and Langland often share similar political and religious views of medieval society. Refers to SumT, WBPT, GP, KnT, ParsT, RvT, and PF.

Aers, David.   London and New York: Routledge, 1988.
Explores "some versions of community and individual identity" in "Piers Plowman," "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," TC, and the tradition of Margery Kempe. For an essay that pertains to Chaucer, search for Community, Gender, and Individual Identity…

Aers, David.   Chapter 3 in David Aers, Community, Gender, and Individual Identity (London and New York: Routledge, 1988), pp. 117-52.
Examines the social psychology and structure of male power--aggression in gazing, rape imagery and fantasy, objectification of women, competitive assertiveness among males--as aspects of "love" and the social expectations for masculine identity in…

Aers, David.   Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press International, 1986.
From the perspective of new historicism, this brief introduction to Chaucer's writing reconstructs his ideological milieu and explores his representations of society in GP, PF, ShT, KnT, ClT, and Mel; of religion in SumT, FrT, PardP, PardT, SNT, PrT,…

Aers, David.   David Aers, ed. Medieval Literature (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986), pp. 58-73.
Reacting to critical theorists--Bakhtin, Derrida, De Man, Eagleton, Lentricchia, and others--Aers writes an essay as a meditation on "glosynge" in SumT 1788-96.

Aers, David.   Chaucer Review 16 (1981): 1-17.
It has been argued that the poem exhibits multiplicity and disharmony, though the poet shows a commitment to traditional forms of culture. There is no such commitment in PF. The multiplicity of authority and the "continuous self-reflexivity" does…

Aers, David.   London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979.
Aers explores the conflict between traditional Christian ideology and social and individual realities in "Piers Plowman," and Langland's criticism of abuse of power in all ranks of the clerical hierarchy. Langland calls for reformation within…

Aers, David.   Chaucer Review 13 (1979): 177-200.
Chaucer sets up Criseyde's behavior, from first love to betrayal, as a reflection on woman's perilous social state. In so doing he questions the judgment passed on her by a male-centered society and religion, even though it is represented in his own…

Aers, David.   Durham University Journal 38 (1977): 201-05.
BD is about art as well as consolation--the art that engages real attention with its game and objectifies grief only to escape into its own fixity and so shatter finally on the existentiality of loss.

Aers, David.   John Simons, ed. From Medieval to Medievalism (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992), pp. 29-40.
Condemns the application of deconstructive criticism to medieval literature, critiquing, by way of example, the claim that Chaucer is a deconstructionist in Marshall Leicester, "Oure Tonges Difference: Textuality and Deconstructive in Chaucer"…

Aers, David.   Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 28 (1998): 341-69.
Argues that Griselda of ClT is not a type of Christ, because not all depictions of human suffering imitate Christ's passion. Texts by authors from Aquinas to Wycliffe, Arundel,and William Thorpe indicate that passive suffering is one of many…

Aers, David.   Peter Brown, ed. Reading Dreams: The Interpretation of Dreams from Chaucer to Shakespeare (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), pp. 84-98.
Unlike the dream interpretations in the works of Freud and Milton, dreams in Chaucer's poems reveal the strategies of power and gender that shape the interpretation of dreams. Discusses WBP, NPT, and TC.

Aers, David.   Cambridge : D. S. Brewer, 2000.
Explores faith, social and political action, and theology in late-medieval England, focusing on Chaucer, Gower, Langland, the Gawain poet, and Wyclif. Assesses how their ideas reflect Thomas Aquinas, Ockham, and John Ball and how they responded to…

Aers, David.   David Aers, ed. Medieval Literature and Historical Inquiry: Essays in Honor of Derek Pearsall (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2000), 68-81.
Challenges the notion that Mel asserts orthodox Christian sensibility. By privileging prudence over the theological virtues and by omitting "Christ, the Church [. . .], the Trinity" and sacramental forgiveness, Mel suggests heterodox views.

Aers, David.   Southern Review (Adelaide) 16 (1983): 335-49.
Assesses depictions of the working class by Langland, Chaucer, Gower, and the chronicler Walsingham, considering what they disclose about conditions and attitudes at the time of the 1381 Uprising (Peasant's Revolt). Sharply criticizes Gower's and…

Aers, David.   Cristina Maria Cervone and D. Vance Smith, eds. Readings in Medieval Textuality: Essays in Honour of A. C. Spearing (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2016), pp. 85-96.
Reexamines own earlier writings about Troilus's metaphysical "philosophizing response" and journey in TC, in response to a critique from Spearing from March 25, 1989.

Aers, David.   Graham D. Caie and Michael D. C. Drout, eds. Transitional States: Change, Tradition, and Memory in Medieval Literature and Culture (Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2018), pp. 235-48.
Treats the concerns of “faith, miracle, and conversion” in SNT, separating the tale from its "putative and absent narrator" and emphasizing its orthodoxy in the relation between faith and understanding, sexuality and marriage, and female deference to…

Aertsen, Henk, and Alasdair A. MacDonald, eds.   Amsterdam: VU University Press, 1990.
Nine original essays on Middle English romance offer the undergraduate reader a range of critical approaches and methodologies. The essays discuss widely studied romances such as Sir Orfeo, Sir Launfal, and particularly, Sir Gawain and the Green…
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