Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales: Fragment A


J. Mann: Chaucer and Mediæval Estates Satire, 1973

*V.A. Kolve: Chaucer and the Imagery of Narrative: The First Five Canterbury Tales, (1984)

*D. Pearsall: The Canterbury Tales (1985)

J.J. Anderson ed.: Casebook: Canterbury Tales

*H. Cooper, The Canterbury Tales, Oxford Guide(2nd ed.) (1996)

*H. Marshall Leicester, The Disenchanted Self,  part III, (1990)

Judith Ferster, Chaucer on Interpretation, chs. 2 ,7, (1985)

*C. David Benson: Chaucer's Drama of Style (1986), chs. 4 and 5

S. Delany: Medieval Literary Politics (1990) ch. 7

Carolyn Dinshaw, Chaucer’s Sexual Poetics (1989)

Peggy Knapp, Chaucer and the Social Contest (1990), chs. 2, 3
  links to:

electronic General Prologue
Chaucer metapage

Larry Benson's Harvard Chaucer page



J.J. Anderson, 'The Prologue of Patience'. Modern Philology63 (1965-6), 283-7.

M. Andrew, 'Jonah and Christ in Patience', Modern Philology 70 (1972-3), 230-3.

A. C. Spearing, The Gawain-Poet, (Cambridge, 1970).

D. Williams, 'The Point of Patience', Modern Philology 68 (1970-1) 127-36.

*Derek Brewer, ed. Companion to Gawain-Poet (1997)

Ad Putter, An Introduction to the Gawain-Poet, Longman (1996)

Tale of Sir Gareth


J. Mann: "Malory: Knightly Combat in Le Morte Darthur" in New Pelican Guide to English literature Vol. 1 Part One: Chaucer and the Alliterative Tradition. (2nd ed.) (1982)

T. McCarthy: "Le Morte Darthur and Romance" in Studies in Medieval English Romances, ed. D. Brewer. (1988)

**E. Archibald and A.S.G. Edwards, ed. Companion to Malory

T. L. Wright, 'On the Genesis of Malory's Gareth', Speculum, 57, 1982

P.J.C. Field,  Malory:  Texts and Sources (Cambridge, 1998)

T. McCarthy,  An Introduction to Malory (Woodbridge, 1988, repr. 1991). 

Malory links
 Malory Society website
Legends of Arthur site
Camelot project 

luminarium page on Malory 



 **The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theater ed. Richard Beadle, Cambridge 1994.

P. Neuss' article on Mankind in N. Denny (ed.) Medieval Drama (Stratford on Avon Studies 16)

'Mankind, subversion and carnival' in D. Aers'(ed.)  Medieval Ideology, Criticism, History. (Brighton: Harvester:1986)

Gail McMurray Gibson, The Theater of Devotion: East Anglian Drama and Society in the Late Middle Ages(Chicago, 1989) 

links to:

Baragona's medieval drama page
medieval drama index
Hanly's medieval drama page