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Gillespie, David Southard.   Ph.D. Dissertation. Michigan State University, 1971. Dissertation Abstracts International 32 (1971): 3188-89A. Fully accessible at; accessed April 22, 2023.
Historical analysis of the changes in the English world view preceding and following the Black Death of 1349, with particular attention to the art and literature up to 1385 and its "pessimism and macabre realism." Includes recurrent references to…

Simon-Jones, Lindsey, Derrick Pitard, and Krista Sue-Lo Twu   Year's Work in English Studies 99 (2020): 292-312.
A discursive bibliography of Chaucer studies for 2018, divided into six subcategories: general, CT, TC, LGW, other works, and reputation and reception.

Weiss, Jim, trans.   Benicia, Calif.]: Greathall, 1990, track 9.
Includes an oral retelling of NPT for children, "Chanticleer the Rooster," adapted and read by Jim Weiss, with a brief introduction. Track 9; ca. 15 min.

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…

Ashe, Laura.   Studies in the Age of Chaucer 42 (2020): 111-46.
Maintains that "medieval thought was continually pushed toward true contradictions . . . despite [the] impossibility imposed by classical logic," citing Aristotle, Abelard, Jean Buridan, Aquinas, and modern thinkers such as Hegel and Graham Priest…

Ford, John C.   Medium Aevum 89 (2020): 23-49.
Presents an understanding of the rules of law, chivalry, and inheritance in "The Tale of Gamelyn." Demonstrates how these rules account for its apparent narrative (and, by extension, aesthetic) inconsistencies by showing how a knowledge of…

Davies, Daniel.   New Medieval Literatures 20 (2020): 74-106.
Identifies connections among "war, narrative, and literary technique" in TC to show "how Chaucer constructs . . . siege as a dynamic space in which to imagine the forces that shape and determine human behaviour." Chaucer "reconfigures the idea of a…

Davidson, Clare.   Chaucer Review 55, no. 2 (2020): 147-70.
Examines desire and intimacy in TC and "reinterprets the depiction of pleasure" in the poem, "particularly the bed scene in Book III, through an allegorical reading of medieval and modern concepts of desire."

Hanssen, Ken R.   Chaucer Review 55, no. 1 (2020): 70-87.
Argues that the "ongoing negotiations between experience and authority, flesh and spirit, nature and the divine, are fluid, bidirectional, and mutually dependent" in PF. The poem depicts a cacophonous set of voices and demonstrates that the…

Chaudhuri, Aparna.   ELH: English Literary History 87, no. 4 (2020): 881-909.
Studies Ovid's "Tristia" and LGW and argues that "Ovid's literary autobiography" revealed in the "Tristia" is "assimilated and elaborated" by Chaucer in LGWP. This connection not only allows Chaucer "to convey . . . a sense of his own Ricardian,…
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