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Troilus and Criseyde

Edward I. Condren

in Chaucer from Prentice to Poet: The Metaphor of Love in Dream Visions and Troilus and Criseyde

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032412
eISBN:
9780813038339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032412.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses two parallels that require special notice, due to Chaucer's handling, having matured very noticeably by the time he began his poem of love in Troy, which may escape notice. ... More


Urban Treason: Troilus and Criseyde and the ‘Treasonous Aldermen’ of 1382

MARION TURNER

in Chaucerian Conflict: Languages of Antagonism in Late Fourteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207893
eISBN:
9780191709142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207893.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter compares some letters written in 1382 accusing London aldermen of betraying the city to the rebels in 1381, with Geoffrey Chaucer's poem about urban betrayal, Troilus and Criseyde. The ... More


First encounter: ‘snail-horn perception’ in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde

Elizabeth Robertson

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/9781526129154.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Elizabeth Robertson brings together Keats’s ‘snail-horn perception’ with medieval theory of the senses, especially optics, and medieval theology, to analyse the first tenuous encounters between ... More


Problems of Patience and Equanimity: ‘The Franklin's Tale’, ‘The Clerk's Tale’, ‘The Nun's Priest's Tale’

Alcuin Blamires

in Chaucer, Ethics, and Gender

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248674
eISBN:
9780191714696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248674.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This discussion links the odd-seeming ‘glad cheer’ ascribed to Arveragus at the crux of the Franklin’s Tale with strenuous Stoic aspiration to tolerant equanimity. Arveragus attempts an equanimity ... More


Chaucer from Prentice to Poet: The Metaphor of Love in Dream Visions and Troilus and Criseyde

Edward I. Condren

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032412
eISBN:
9780813038339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032412.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

While covering all the major work produced by Geoffrey Chaucer in his pre-Canterbury Tales career, this book seeks to correct the traditional interpretations of these poems. The author provides new ... 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


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


Textual face: cognition as recognition

James Simpson

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/9781526129154.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

James Simpson’s central hermeneutic perception for knowledge in the Humanities is that cognition is re-cognition. Before we can know, we must already have known. He examines this paradox with ... More


Chaucerian rhyme-breaking

Ruth Evans

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/9781526129154.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Ruth Evans explores the under-recognised but striking use of rhyme-breaking in Chaucer’s poetry, present in the Canterbury Tales, the Book of the Duchess, the Legend of Good Women and Troilus and ... More


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