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Chaucer's Knight's Tale and The Three Ages of Man

J.A. Burrow

in Essays on Medieval Literature

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198111870
eISBN:
9780191670657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198111870.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Previously, Richard Neuse, Douglas Brooks, and Alastair Fowler stated that age is a variable factor that should be taken into account when considering the main actors in the Knight's Tale, may they ... More


Bones and bays: on with The Knight's Tale

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/9780719091490.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter Five discusses the intratemporal relationship of The Knight’s Tale to Two Noble Kinsmen, Davenant’s The Rivals, Lydgate’s The Siege of Thebes, and Dryden’s Palamon and Arcite. Two Noble ... More


Boccaccio as Glossator

K. P. Clarke

in Chaucer and Italian Textuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199607778
eISBN:
9780191729546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607778.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Boccaccio's role as a copyist, as an innovative producer of books as well as texts. In particular it looks at his activity as glossator, both of the works of Dante and in his ... More


Chaucer

Hugh White

in Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187301
eISBN:
9780191674693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187301.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chaucer's understanding of the natural seems less centralized than Gower's, his writings more expressive of the range of possible meanings for nature and the natural available in the Middle Ages. ... More


‘Wrinkled deep in time’: Emily and Arcite in A Midsummer Night's Dream

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/9780719091490.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter Four shows how Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream unfolds a wrinkle in time that discloses the memorial presence of Emily and Arcite from The Knight’s Tale and Two Noble Kinsmen. Emily ... More


A Reading of The Knight’s Tale

DOROTHY YAMAMOTO

in The Boundaries of the Human in Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186748
eISBN:
9780191718564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186748.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter presents a reading of Chaucer's Knight's Tale, which takes up the theme of human-animal relations as an enterprise of control. It is argued that in the Tale, the degree to which the ... More


Exchanging Terms

Ardis Butterfield

in The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer, Language, and Nation in the Hundred Years War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574865
eISBN:
9780191722127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574865.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter investigates the language of diplomacy in more detail, looking at evidence from Froissart's Chroniques of his views on language and language use, and at the role language played in the ... More


Fortuna, Fama, and the challenge to agency

Robert W. Hanning

in Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Stories for an Uncertain World: Agency in the Decameron and the Canterbury Tales

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192894755
eISBN:
9780191915635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894755.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The vagaries of Fortuna find a parallel in the falsifying potential of Fama. Landolfo (Decameron 2.4), after experiencing Fortuna’s blows at sea, later profits from her unexpected favors, but only by ... More


Trees

Gillian Rudd

in Greenery: Ecocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072482
eISBN:
9781781701713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072482.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter considers trees as individual specimens and as groups. It distinguishes between woodland and forests, and studies the concepts and associations that are attached to the term ‘forest’. ... More


Writing Readers in the Thebaid, Teseida, and Knight’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/9780198852865.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Literary experiments in Trecento Italy share with the Canterbury Tales the notion that we might read texts in order to recover the thought behind them. But what does it mean for a reader to seek out ... More


Heavy atmosphere

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

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/9781526129154.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen deftly pairs ‘heavy atmosphere’ – ideas about weather and mood – in Chaucer’s works, while at the same time unsettling received ideas about a unidimensional human and elemental ... More


Father Chaucer’s Heirs

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/9780198832386.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In conclusion to this book, Chapter 6 looks at the Middle Ages’ model of reproductive perfection—fathers producing sons—to identify how even in the most ideal of circumstances, men cannot gain a true ... More


Models of Translation: Boccaccio’s Early Romances

Warren Ginsberg

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198748786
eISBN:
9780191811500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748786.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

The first chapter concludes with an analysis of the “Prologue to the Miller’s Tale,” which is seen as a Benjamin-like translation of the disquisition on love that Dante placed in the central cantos ... More


Anachronism as a Form of Metalepsis in Ancient Greek Literature

Peter Bing

in Metalepsis: Ancient Texts, New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198846987
eISBN:
9780191881930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846987.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses anachronism as a form of metalepsis and different ways of understanding anachronism in the ancient and modern worlds. The chapter begins by highlighting potential complexities ... More


Lyric Recognition and the Editorial Romance in Pericles and The Two Noble Kinsmen

Seth Lerer

in Shakespeare's Lyric Stage: Myth, Music, and Poetry in the Last Plays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226582405
eISBN:
9780226582689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226582689.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Pericles and The Two Noble Kinsmen do not appear in the First Folio, but they have long been seen as part of Shakespeare’s final dramatic urge. This chapter sees these two plays, in effect, as ... More


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