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The Man of Law's Tale

A. C. Spearing

in Textual Subjectivity: The Encoding of Subjectivity in Medieval Narratives and Lyrics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198187240
eISBN:
9780191719035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187240.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter begins from Kittredge’s exposition of the ‘dramatic principle’ in the Canterbury Tales, a work which apparently provides justification for understanding narrative as spoken in a ... More


The implausible plausibility of the Prologue to the Tale of Beryn

Thomas A. Prendergast

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Thomas A. Prendergast re-examines the fifteenth-century ‘Beryn’ manuscript, one of numerous continuations of and additions to the Canterbury Tales. Prendergast’s foremost concern is to identify the ... More


The Figure in the Canterbury stained glass: Chaucerian Beckets

Helen Barr

in Transporting Chaucer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719091490
eISBN:
9781781707319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091490.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter One explores the movement of the body of the Pardoner between Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, The Canterbury Interlude and the stained glass and architecture of Canterbury Cathedral. Dramatised ... More


Thynne and Tuke's Apocrypha ‘Chaucer’ and the Poetry of Moderation

Greg Walker

in Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks in detail at the contents and arrangement of Thynne’s 1532 edition of Chaucer’s Works. It examines the three poems placed at the beginning of the volume: the anonymous Eight Goodly ... More


Essays on Medieval Literature

J. A. Burrow

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198111870
eISBN:
9780191670657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198111870.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The chapters in this book are chiefly concerned with English and Scottish writings of the 14th and 15th centuries. Those on Chaucer's Knight's Tale, Langland's second version, Sir Gawain and the ... More


Introduction: Transporting Chaucer

Helen Barr

in Transporting Chaucer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719091490
eISBN:
9781781707319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091490.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Beginning with Antony Gormley’s Transport sculpture in Canterbury cathedral, the Introduction introduces key conceptual premises of the book. It shows how Transport re-presents bodies in time in a ... More


Introduction: The Dream of “Father Chaucer”

Samantha Katz Seal

in Father Chaucer: Generating Authority in The Canterbury Tales

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198832386
eISBN:
9780191883385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832386.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This Introduction provides an overview of the pressures that late-fourteenth-century England placed upon traditional models of obtaining human posterity from the achievements of paternity. The ... More


Chaucer, Gower, and Fifteenth-Century Poetry in English

Derek Attridge

in The Experience of Poetry: From Homer's Listeners to Shakespeare's Readers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833154
eISBN:
9780191873898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833154.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

By the end of the fourteenth century, a sizeable audience for poetry in English among the gentry and the commercial classes had emerged. Chaucer wrote for this readership, and his poetry shows a ... More


Chaucer, Ethics, and Gender

Alcuin Blamires

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248674
eISBN:
9780191714696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248674.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book, mainly concentrating on the Canterbury Tales, reassesses the moral dimension in Chaucer’s writings. For the Middle Ages, the study of human behaviour was quintessentially moral. It was not ... More


Chaucer’s Poetics of Voice: The Case of Fragment V

David Lawton

in Voice in Later Medieval English Literature: Public Interiorities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198792406
eISBN:
9780191835254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792406.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Criticism/Theory

How does the emphasis on voice play in the Canterbury Tales, with its multiple tellers? The chapter presents a reading of the poetic economy of Fragment V, asserting the primacy of rhetorical and ... More


The Pardoner’s Dirty Breeches: Cynicism and Kynicism in The Canterbury Tales

Will Stockton

in Playing Dirty: Sexuality and Waste in Early Modern Comedy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674596
eISBN:
9781452946702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674596.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the pilgrims in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for a model of queer sociality and argues against the critical tendency to view the Pardoner as a kind of queer hero. Although the ... More


‘In remembrance of his persone’: transhistorical empathy and the Chaucerian face

Louise D’Arcens

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

From the earliest manuscript images through to cinematic depictions, Chaucer’s ‘persone’, that is his face and body, has been a key focus in the pursuit of transhistorical intimacy with the author. ... More


Tellers, Tales, and Translation in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Warren Ginsberg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198748786
eISBN:
9780191811500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748786.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Two features distinguish the Canterbury Tales from other medieval collections of stories: the interplay among the pilgrims and the manner in which the stories fit their narrators. This book argues ... More


Reading Chaucer:Literature, History, and Ideology

Stephen H. Rigby (ed.)

in Historians on Chaucer: The 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689545
eISBN:
9780191802669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689545.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

Medieval philosophers and preachers offered an ideological defence of contemporary social inequalities of class, order, and gender and their lessons about the need for order, deference, and social ... More


Caxton in the middle of English

David Matthews

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

David Matthews explores how Caxton’s awareness of linguistic change informed his editing methods. Caxton’s editing of Trevisa's translation of Higden’s Polychronicon, for example, shows a distinct ... More


‘Have ye nat seyn somtyme a pale face?’

Stephanie Downes

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The face is a vital site of embodied emotional display. By examining descriptions of facial pallor in a range of Chaucer’s works, Downes explores the poet’s representation of the face as an affective ... More


Historians on Chaucer: The 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales

Stephen Rigby (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689545
eISBN:
9780191802669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689545.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

While literary scholars, under the influence of ‘historicist’ literary theory, have insisted on the need to understand Chaucer’s poetry in its historical context, medieval historians have made little ... More


Identifying, and identifying with, Chaucer

Paul Strohm

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Paul Strohm, both a biographer of Chaucer and a Chaucerian literary critic, meditates on what Chaucer might come to mean for those engaged with his life and poetic works. In a personal reflection on ... More


Assembling the Times in the Metamorphoses, Filocolo, and Franklin’s Tale

Kara Gaston

in Reading Chaucer in Time: Literary Formation in England and Italy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198852865
eISBN:
9780191887161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852865.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter tracks the legacy of a depiction of temporal magic in Ovid’s Metamorphoses: Medea’s creation of extra years for her aged father-in-law Aeson. In the Filocolo, Boccaccio adapts the Medea ... More


Reading the Allegorical Intertext: Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton

Judith H. Anderson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228478
eISBN:
9780823241125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228478.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The author conceives the intertext as a relation between or among texts that encompasses both Kristevan intertextuality and traditional relationships of influence, imitation, allusion, and citation. ... More


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