Chaucer General Reading


TEXT    The Riverside Chaucer ed. L.D. Benson et al. (1988)

*D. Aers, Chaucer, Langland and the Creative Imagination (1980)
R. Blanch and R.J. Wasserman (eds), Chaucer in the Eighties (1986)
*P. Boitani, and J. Mann (eds), The Cambridge Chaucer Companion (1986)
*C. Cannon, The Making of Chaucer's English: A Study of Words (1999)
E.T. Donaldson, Speaking of Chaucer (1970)
B. Hanawalt (ed), Chaucer's England: Literature in Historical Context (1992)
*E.T. Hansen, Chaucer and the Fictions of Gender (1992)
*D. Lawton, Chaucer's Narrators (Chaucer Studies XIII, 1985)
*J. Mann, Geoffrey Chaucer (1991)
*G. Olson, "Chaucer" in D. Wallace (ed.), The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature (1999)
*D. Pearsall, The Life of Geoffrey Chaucer (1992)
*L. Scanlon, Narrative, Authority and Power: the Medieval Exemplum and the Chaucerian Tradition (1994)
P. Strohm, Social Chaucer (1989)
D.S. Brewer: Chaucer and his World (1978)
*L. Patterson: Chaucer and the Subject of History (1991)
*L. Patterson: Negotiating the Past: The Historical Understanding of Medieval Literature (1987)

links to:

Chaucer metapage

Chaucer review bibliography
Larry Benson's Harvard Chaucer page

Troilus and Criseyde Reading List


A.C. Spearing: Chaucer: Troilus and Criseyde.(1976)
R.K Gordon: The Story of Troilus (for Boccaccio) (1934)
E.T. Donaldson: Speaking of Chaucer (1970)
Aers' chapter in Community, Gender and Individual Identity
M. Salu ed.: Essays on Troilus and Criseyde. (1979)
M. McAlpine: The Genre of Troilus and Criseyde (1978)
L. Sklute: Virtue of Necessity (1984)
I. Bishop: Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde. (1981)
C.D. Benson ed. Critical Essays on Troilus and Criseyde, and major early poems (1991)
*B. Windeatt, Troilus and Criseyde (Oxford Guides to Chaucer, 1992)
Marianne Børch: 'Poet and Persona: Writing the Reader in Troilus'. Chaucer Review 30 (1998): 215-228.

links to:
Michael Hanly's Troilus page

Here are some links to recent second year presentations on Troilus

 Kelly on genre

Rachael on the Proems to Books One and Two 

Imogen on the Proems to Books Three and Four

Max on Songs in Troilus

Tiannah on Dreams in Troilus

Sophie on Letters

Gabriel on the Ending(s)



Canterbury Tales Reading List


J. Burrow: 'Irony in the Merchant's Tale' Anglia 75 1977
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, (1990)
Jill Mann, Geoffrey Chaucer (Harvester, 1991)
Judith Ferster, Chaucer on Interpretation, chs. 2,5,6,7, (1985)
*C. David Benson: Chaucer's Drama of Style (1986)
S. Delany: Medieval Literary Politics (1990) ch. 8
P. Boitani: English Medieval Narrative in the 13th and 14th Centuries (1982), relevant chapters
Carolyn Dinshaw, Chaucer’s Sexual Poetics (1989)
John Hines, The Fabliau in English, (Longman, 1993)

links to:

Electronic General Prologue