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Pratt, Karen.   Karen Pratt, Bart Besamusca, Matthias Meyer, and Ad Putter, eds. The Dynamics of the Medieval Manuscript (Göttingen: V&R Academic, 2017), pp. 257-85.
Traces the emphases and manuscript contexts of Latin and vernacular versions of the Pyramus and Thisbe story from Ovidian origins to Chaucer's narrative in LGW, with emphasis on the comic or bathetic elements of Chaucer's account and on its place in…

Dane, Joseph A.   Joseph A. Dane. Mythodologies: Methods in Medieval Studies, Chaucer, and Book History ([Santa Barbara, Calif.]: Punctum, 2018), pp. 105-10.
Comments on anachronisms in the portrait of Chaucer included in William Godwin’s Life of Chaucer (1803) and on the reception of the portrait and the biography, suggesting that the portrait is "more sincere" than other Chaucerian anachronisms and that…

Pace, George B.   Traditio 18 (1962): 417-20.
Offers physiognomic evidence that the Summoner's black eyebrows (GP 1.627) and those of Alisoun (MilT 1,3245-46) indicate lecherousness.

Baldwin, R. G.   Journal of English and Germanic Philology 61 (1962): 232-43.
Considers the implications of treating the Canon (CYP and CYT, Part I) and the canon (CYT, Part II) as the same character, exploring the unity of the prologue and parts, and assessing the characterization of the canon(s), the Canon's Yeoman, and his…

Sommer, George Joseph.  
Assesses the point of view of the "Narrator" of TC, particularly the ironic combination of detachment and involvement established in the openings of the five books and in the epilogue of the poem.

Shippey, Thomas A.   In Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature. Chantilly, VA: The Great Courses, 2014. Video recording. Disc 1 of 4, Lecture 6.
Video recording of lecture (ca. 31 min.), with illustrations, accompanied by an edited text of the lecture in the Course Guidebook (pp. 37-42). Describes the plot of TC, emphasizing the ambiguities of Criseyde and contrasting her character with that…

Peverley, Sarah.   Gail Ashton, ed. Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture (London: Bloomsbury, 2015), pp. 48-57.
Describes the dramatic adaptations of selections from CT presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company in November 2005, exploring how the adaptations and their staging at times modify and at times convey the "key elements" of Chaucer's work,…

Phillips, Helen.   Susanna Fein, ed. The Auchinleck Manuscript: New Perspectives (York: University of York, 2016), pp. 139-55.
Examines "what looking from Auchinleck to Chaucer might reveal about Chaucer." Considers how in Th Chaucer may have been influenced by the "romance formulae exemplified in Auchinleck."

Douglas, Blaise.   Claire Vial, ed. "A noble tale / Among us shall awake": Approches croisees des "Middle English Breton Lays" et du "Franklin's Tale" (Paris: Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest, 2015), pp. 17-25.
Explores the notion of commitment in connection with the contradictory and untenable verbal pledges in FranT.

Mote, Sarah.   Yuichiro Azuma, Kotaro Kawasaki, and Koichi Kano, eds. Chaucer and English and American Literature: Essays Commemorating the Retirement of Professor Masatoshi Kawasaki (Tokyo: Kinseido, 2015), pp. 60–74.
Provides brief descriptions of the fourteenth-century history and the life of Chaucer, and introduces late fourteenth-century visual arts, including illuminated manuscripts, stained glasses, and altarpieces with notable examples. Characterizes the…

Sutherland, Ronald, ed.   Oxford; Basil Blackwell, 1967;
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968.
Facing-page edition of Rom (based on Thynne's edition) and its sources passage in the "Roman de la Rose," with the text of the latter drawn from various manuscripts that provide readings closest to Rom. Includes textual notes and an Introduction…

Baragona, Alan.   Baragona's Literary Resources, n.d.
Lists approximately 250 books and articles pertaining to the study of Chaucer published before 2004. Formerly hosted at Virginia Military Institute.

Simola, Robert, compiler. (n.d.; last accessed 01/29/2019)
Organizes links to illustrations from editions of Chaucer's works published between 1484 (Caxton's 2d ed.) and 1930. The images are "listed chronologically by either editor, illustrator, title, or author depending on the source," all derived from…

Toronto: Coles, 1966.
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Lawlor, John, ed.   London: Edward Arnold, 1966.
Includes ten essays by various authors and a comprehensive index. For three essays that pertain to Chaucer, search for Patterns of Love and Courtesy under Alternative Title.

Brown, Peter.   Europe: A Literary History, 1348-1418 (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 1:191-207.
Describes late medieval literary production in the city of Canterbury and explores its literary affiliations, ummarizing its place in early English Christianity and the impact of Becket's martyrdom. Highlights works produced in Canterbury or written…

Fruoco, Jonathan.   Questes: Revue pluridisciplinaire d’études médiévales 42 (2020): 21-33.
Explores Chaucer’s uses of "fama," perhaps reflecting his ambiguous relationship with the concept. At times, he seems to switch from desire of acknowledgment to a more bitter view.

Johnstone, Boyda.   Studies in the Age of Chaucer 41 (2019): 301-24.
Reads "The Isle of Ladies" for its "covert feminine resistance," arguing that such resistance is evident through the "divided, ambivalent lens" of the half-asleep dream vision of a city of ladies--perhaps influenced by Christine de Pizan's "Le livre…

Yeager, Stephen M.   Critical Inquiry 45 (2019): 747-61.
Focuses on how protocol, a term for systems of rules allowing communication and behavior, is frequently used in digital environments, and builds on Alexander Galloway’s comparison of internet protocol to chivalry in "Protocol: How Control Exists…

Bozick, Morgan M.   Chaucer Review 54.2 (2019): 162-90.
Offers a new interpretation of Wom Unc, a lyric attributed to Chaucer. Argues for different punctuation in the poem, and claims that the lady and subject of the poem is green herself rather than dressed in green, thus symbolizing May. The poem, then,…

Taff, Dyani Johns.   Studies in Philology 116 (2019): 617-39.
Uses the competing discourses of secrecy resulting from the play of genres in TC to ask questions about the power dynamics, knowledge, and narrative in the text.

Slayton, Kendra.   Chaucer Review 54.1 (2019): 67-90.
Situates Criseyde and her agency in discussions of freewill and the effect of secular society on Boethian notions of the highest good, and argues that Chaucer's depiction of Criseyde throughout the poem undercuts her apparent agency. The poem's…

Sévère, Richard.   Texas Studies in Literature and Language 60 (2018): 423-42.
Clarifies the meanings and applications of the term "bromance" and applies it to Troilus and Pandarus's relationship in TC, "wherein an incestuous act between Pandarus and Criseyde is among the many ways the poem utilizes heterosexuality to counter…

Schwebel, Leah.   Chaucer Review 54.1 (2019): 91-115.
Questions the identity of the book that is being read to Criseyde in Book II of TC, arguing that the answer, the title itself, cannot be known. Examines the descriptions of the book, from both Criseyde and Pandarus, and argues that the unknowability…

Nakao, Yoshiyuki.   Bulletin of University Education Center, Fukuyama University Studies in Higher Education 5 (2019): 3-22.
Analyzes the semantics of the use of the present tense in the narrative parts of TC using V.176-96 as an example and applying the "four-layered semantic structures (referential, textual, expressive and metalinguistic)" proposed by Fleischman (1990).…
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