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Albin, Andrew Justin.   DAI A72.04 (2011): n.p.
Presents PrT as one of several texts that are considered as performed/heard experiences, and as instruments of "late medieval identities and communities."

Albin, Andrew.   Chaucer Review 48.1 (2013): 91-112.
Examines how song and sound create narrative meaning within PrT. Chaucer's choice of using the antiphon, "Alma redemptoris mater," reveals the "transformative force that sound bears." Discusses issues of performance, voice, and silences; aural…

Albritton, Benjamin L.   Dissertation Abstracts International A70.04 (2009): n.p.
Considers Machaut's allusions to earlier works in his lays (e.g., "Roman de Fauvel" and "Remede de Fortune") and gauges Machaut's impact on English court poetry, using Chaucer and Froissart as examples.

Alcázar, Jorge.   Acta Poetica 21: 197-216, 2000.
Examines various sources, intertextual relations, and the Bahktinian dialogism of NPT as aspects of its relations with Menippean satire.

Alderson, William L.   Paul Ruggiers, ed. Editing Chaucer: The Great Tradition (Norman, Okla.: Pilgrim Books, 1984), pp. 93-115.
Summarizes the practices and impact of John Urry's 1721 edition of Chaucer's works, describing its conservative canon and its text that, though based on multiple witnesses, was radically emended in order to achieve metrical regularity. Published…

Alderson, William L., and Arnold C. Henderson.   Berkeley: University of California Press, 1970.
Assesses editions and translations of Chaucer's works between 1660 and 1750 (including Speght 3, Dryden, Urry, and Morrell) for the ways they reflect the principles and practices of Augustan scholarship, lexicography, aesthetic outlooks, social…

Alexander, Gavin.   Notes and Queries 260 (2015): 52-53.
In this "first printed work of English vernacular literary criticism" (dated 1575), Gascoigne refers to ParsT (10.43) in arguing "For it is not inough to roll in pleasant woordes, nor yet to thunder in Rym, Ram, Ruff, by letter (quoth my master…

Alexander, James.   Explicator 41 (1983): 6-7.
Four puns not previously uncovered in the poem are "astoned" (5.1728), "inne...oute" (5.1519), "in armes" (2.165), and "ese" (2.1659). The last three have sexual suggestiveness.

Alexander, Jonathan J. G.   Studies in Iconography 18 (1997): 51-66.
Shifts within the related fields of art history, literary history, and the study of illuminated manuscripts have led to greater emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarship; Chaucer studies (particularly those concerning the Ellesmere manuscript) are a…

Alexander, Laura.   Hortulus 1 (2005): n.p.
Traditonal mind (male)/body (female) distinctions are insufficient for discussing WBPT because the Wife celebrates "reason, learning, and open sexuality as rights given to women." In the Wife's relations with Jankin and in the Loathly Lady of WBT,…

Alexander, Michael, and Mary Alexander.   Harlow: Longman; London: York, 2005.
Study guide to GP that includes a synopsis, commentary, and glosses (text not included, except for three passages in Middle English for closer analysis--lines 1-18, 118-62 [Prioress], and 331-60 [Franklin]). Also includes descriptions of Chaucer's…

Alexander, Michael, ed.   Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1986.
For beginners, a study outline that introduces the major issues in MilT.

Alexander, Michael, ed.   London; New York; Ringwood, Victoria; Toronto; Auckland: Penguin, 1996.
Reproduces "The Riverside Chaucer" texts of GP, KnT, MilT, RvT, and CkT, with original glosses on left-hand pages facing the text on the right- hand pages. Includes a brief descriptive introduction, a select bibliography, and thirty pages of…

Alexander, Michael.   New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
A narrative introduction to English literature from Old English to postmodernism, designed for the general reader. The discussion of Chaucer (pp. 55-62) emphasizes biography, PF, TC, and the ironies of CT.

Alexander, Michael.   PN Review 29.4: 6-7, 2003.
Comments on Chaucer's, Pound's, and Eliot's indebtedness to Dante.

Alexander, Michael.   Rosalynn Voaden, René Tixier, Teresa Sanchez Roura, and Jenny Rebecca Rytting, eds. The Theory and Practice of Translation in the Middle Ages (Turnhout: Brepols, 2003), pp. 201-13.
Identifies ways Dante influenced the invocations in TC, as well as TC's depictions of love and hell. Also explores the words that Chaucer invented to rhyme with "Troie" and with "Criseyde."

Alexander, Michael.   New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2007.
Alexander traces the "set of ideals" underlying English medievalism, commenting on art, architecture, politics, and religion but focusing on literature. The study contains recurrent references to Chaucer's influence, including investigation of Walter…

Alexander, Michael.   London: Longman York Press, 1981.
Summary (without text) and commentary on the GP description of the Knight and on KnT, arranged in sections, accompanied by glosses to Middle English words and phrases. Also includes a brief introduction to Chaucer and his literature; commentary on…

Alexander, Michael.   London: Scala, 2012.
A brief guide to Chaucer's life, times, and works, with illustrations.

Alexander, Philip S.   Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester 74 (1992): 109-20.
Reviews anti-Semitism in PrT from a historical point of view. Defines anti-Semitism and its typical features: the death of the clergeon mirrors that of Christ; the Jews are linked with the devil; and they engage in usury. PrT is definitely…

Alfano, Christine Lynne.   Dissertation Abstracts International 56 (1995): 2244A.
The popular tradition of conviviality in Merrie Olde England stretches back through Shakespeare to Chaucer.

Alford, John A.   Cambridge : D. S. Brewer, 1988.
Reference guide on fourteenth-century usage of legal terms, concepts, and officials, valuable for legal historians and students of Chaucer, Gower, and the "Pearl"-poet.

Alford, John A.   Chaucer Review 21 (1986): 108-32.
Both narrators and tales (WBT, ClT) owe much to the traditional portraits of rhetoric and dialectic (logic, philosophy), e.g., in Martianus Capella and Alan of Lille. The pilgrims are composites not of "estates satire" conventions but of details…

Alford, John A.   David Lyle Jeffrey, ed. Chaucer and Scriptural Tradition (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1984), pp. 197-203.
On "glosing" and scriptural authority in WBP, WBT, FrT, and SumT. The groping motif of SumT is informed by Gen. 24:1-4 and 47:27, requiring an oath on the genitals.

Alford, John A.   Yearbook of Langland Studies 9 (1995): 1-8.
Alford avers that comparisons with Chaucer have falsely made Langland appear unlearned. There are no specific references to Chaucer's works.
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