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Van Dyke, Carolynn.   Susan McHugh, Robert McKay, and John Miller, eds. The Palgrave Handbook of Animals and Literature (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), pp. 127-40.
Surveys the functions and understanding of the nightingale in myth, literature, music, and sign theory, observing how the bird "inhabits the borders between states of being." Then discusses its roles in John Lydgate's "A Seying of the Nightingale"…

Torres, Sara V., and Rebecca F. McNamara.   New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy & Profession 2.1 (2021): 34-49
Offers pedagogical strategies for confronting "literary representations of sexual violence" in a range of medieval romances and novelle within story collections, including KnT; FranT; and works by Malory, Boccaccio, Gower, and Marguerite de Navarre.…

Solberg, Emma Margaret.   New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy & Profession 2.2 (2021): 134-53.
Responds to earlier essays in NCSPP, adding comments on the sexual biases of the opening of GP, comparison of the Man in Black of BD and Marie de France’s Guigemar, Chauce'’s (and others') self-deprecation as a form of (sexualized) power, and…

Astell, Anne.   Sharon M. Rowley, ed. Writers, Editors, and Exemplars in Medieval English Texts (Cham: Macmillan Palgrave, 2021), pp. 43-78.
Argues that allusions to Mary in ClT "disturb a reception of Grisildis as Stoic heroine and Chistian saint." Claims Griselda is a "failed Pietá and that the tale is "caught between two worlds, critical of its own sacrificial gestures."

Adams, Jenny.   Sharon M. Rowley, ed. Writers, Editors, and Exemplars in Medieval English Texts (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), pp. 79-99.
Examines how Chaucer's characters in CT, particularly the Clerk in ClT and Nicholas in MilT, reveal "intersections of debt and education" and, therefore, are shapedby their participation in "late medieval England's educational economy."

O’Neill, Rosemary.   Sharon M. Rowley, ed. Writers, Editors, and Exemplars in Medieval English Texts (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), pp. 101-24.
Explores marital struggles and "postnuptial renegotiation of marriage obligations" in WBPT and "The Book of Margery Kempe." Presents "contemporary feminist theories of contracts, consent, and choice" to reveal limitations of "choice" and negotiations…

Fein, Susanna.   Sharon M. Rowley, ed. Writers, Editors and Exemplars in Medieval English Texts (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), pp. 15-41.
Claims that "dreamlore and other prognosticative arts in the Harley Scribe's library" make the Harley Scribe "somewhat of a proto-type for Chaucer's clerks and squires”"in CT; focuses on Chaunticleer in NPT and the Clerk in ClT.

Rowley, Sharon M., ed.   Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.
Explores literary legacy of medieval writers, including Chaucer, Gower, and Wyclif "in light of the translation and interpretive reproduction of the Bible in Middle English. For four essays pertaining to Chaucer, search for Writers, Editors and…

Kirk, Jordan.   New York: Fordham University Press, 2021.
Examines works by Priscian, Boethius, Augustine, Walter Burley, and Chaucer,
to explore how fourteenth-century writers understood "possibilities in language" and "transformed these accounts into new forms, and practices of non-signification."…

Kamali, Elizabeth Papp.   Speculum 96.2 (2021): 367-417.
Explores how medieval English law dealt with doubt and ambiguity, particularly in cases where the identity of the accused was uncertain Examines various legal cases, including the infamous case of the "Green Children" of Woolpit, and argues that…

Ingham, Patricia Clare.   New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy & Profession 2,.2 (2021): 123-33.
Identifies two projects in Chaucer studies--John M. Manly and Edith Rickert's early twentieth-century "Chaucer Research Project" and Ingham's own graduate research practicum, "Experiments in the Humanities Lab"--as evidence of ongoing reclamation and…

Flannery, Mary C.   Chaucer Review 56.4 (2021): 360-77.
Discusses the long-standing view of Chaucer as a fun, perhaps obscene writer, suggesting that readers "are invested in protecting their ability to enjoy Chaucer freely." References Kate Manne's notion of "himpathy," or the "excessive sympathy" felt…

Elmes, Melissa Ridley.   Once and Future Classroom 17.1 (2021): 1-26.
Describes a semester-long assignment for use in an undergraduate Chaucer course, with extensive hand-outs, adaptable to in-class, online, and hybrid formats. The end-product is a "commonplace book" or “medieval miscellany” that combines traditional…

Edwards, A. S. G.   Times Literary Supplement July 2, 2021, pp. 7-8.
Attributes reduction of Chaucer's presence in UK university curricula to "asserted economic exigency and the quest for relevance," and aligns it with "unreflective dogma" of forms of "political correctness," including "radical feminism." Responses…

Clancy, Matt.   New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy & Profession 2.2 (2021): 113-22.
Reports on the author's completing a Ph.D. in medieval English and pursuing a career during the COVID-19 pandemic; includes comments on the “clear parallel” between teaching Chaucer's works and teaching online courses generally.

Bushnell, Rebecca, ed.   Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021.
Anthologizes a wide variety of selections from classical, biblical, medieval, and early modern literatures in a "companion to literary or cultural study of premodern ecological concerns." Includes two samples from Chaucer: a conflation of portions of…

Balestrini, María Cristina.   De medio aevo 10.15 (2021): 169-79.
Reviews development of late fourteenth-century English poetry and the canonization and recognition of Chaucer and Gower as founders of English literature. Claims that their literature contributes to a sense of belonging, through the use of the…

Baechle, Sarah, and Carissa M. Harris.   Chaucer Review 56.4 (2021): 311-21.
Introduces a special edition centered on Chaucerian scholarship and its relationship to power, empire, class, race, and gender, suggesting how scholars can navigate the toxic nature of Chaucer and his writings. Considers how scholars can "write about…

Aers, David, and Thomas Pfau.   Christianity and Literature 70.3 (2021): 263-75.
Argues that theological modes of inquiry are needed in interdisciplinary approaches to literature that have tended toward secular and "reductive" methodologies. Notes the difficulty of teaching theological modes of inquiry through Chaucer when few…

Mattison, Julia.   Medium Aevum 90.1 (2021): 24-50.
Analyzes Chaucer's "universalizing doublets," such as "up and doun," with those appearing in the Auchinleck Manuscript to suggest that Chaucer was not simply
imitating the diction of medieval romance: his usage mirrors that of Middle English…

Weiskott, Eric.   Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021.
Examines "uses and misuses" of three metrical forms found in English literary history between 1350 and 1650: alliterative meter, tetrameter, and pentameter. Rejects the traditional division between medieval and modern in reexamination of Chaucer’s…

Sawyer, Daniel.   Chaucer Review 56. 3 (2021): 193-224.
Considers John Metham's "sonnet," which presents the first sonnet-like form in English. While disputing that Metham’s poem should be viewed as the first sonnet in English, its similarities and interpretations help to advance considerations about form…

Bauer, Matthias, and Angelika Zirker.   Lukas Rösli and Stefanie Gropper, eds. In Search of the Culprit: Aspects of Medieval Authorship (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021), pp. 217–38.
Explores how in each of two Shakespearean plays "there is a co-authorship with a past author": Gower in "Pericles" and Chaucer in "The Two Noble Kinsmen." Argues that the presentation of Chaucer as a source in the prologue in "Kinsmen" engages…

Menmuir, Rebecca.   Chaucer Review 56.2 (2021): 171-92.
Focuses on Ovid’s post-exilic poem "Ibis," now nearly forgotten in scholarship but once central to medieval readers. Catalogues the extant manuscripts of Ibis and compares this to the higher number of mentions in manuscript inventories, before…

Singh, Devani.   Notes and Queries 266.1 (2021): 56-59.
Inscribed in Durham Palace Green Library, Bamburgh Select. 8, a copy of the "c. 1550 Thynne edition of Chaucer’s Workes," this epitaph stands apart from the three Latin texts heretofore known. One of its signatories may be identified as the “Edmund…
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