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NB: This is a selective, general bibliography for the course.

For a detailed bibliography on individual weeks/texts, consult the detailed bibliography here.
Particularly useful items are labelled with an *asterisk

Akbari, Suzanne Conklin. Seeing Through the Veil: Optical Theory and Medieval Allegory. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004.

* Armstrong, Adrian and Sarah Kay. Knowing Poetry: Verse in Medieval France from the ‘Rose’ to the ‘Rhétoriqueurs’. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011.

Astell, Ann W. Chaucer and the Universe o fLearning. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1996.

* Barr, Jessica. Willing to Know God: Dreamers and Visionaries in the Later Middle Ages. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2010.

Brown, Peter, ed. Reading Dreams: The Interpretation of Dreams from Chaucer to Shakespeare (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999).

Carruthers, Mary. The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages. Oxford UP, 2013.

–––––. The Craft of Thought: Meditation, Rhetoric, and the Making of Images. Cambridge UP, 1998.

–––––. The Book of Memory: The Art of Memory in Medieval Culture. Cambridge UP, 1990.

Collette, Carolyn P. Species, Phantasms, and Images: Vision and Medieval Psychology in the Canterbury Tales. University of Michigan Press, 2001.

Delaney, Sheila. Chaucer’s ‘House of fame’: The poetics of skeptical fideism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1972.

* Denery, Dallas G., Kantik Ghosh and Nicolette Zeeman, eds., Uncertain Knowledge: Scepticism, Relativism and Doubt in the Middle Ages. Turnhout: Brepols, 2014.

Denery, Dallas G. Seeing and Being Seen in the Later Medieval World: Optics, Theology and Religious Life. Cambridge UP, 2005.

Dixon, Rebecca and Finn E. Sinclair. Poetry, Knowledge and Community in Late Medieval France. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2008.

Franklin-Brown, Mary. Reading the World: Encyclopedic Writing in the Scholastic Age. Columbia UP, 2012.

Fyler, John. Language and the Declining World in Chaucer, Dante and Jean de Meun. Cambridge UP: 2007.

* Gillespie, Vincent, ‘Ethice subpointur? The Imaginative Syllogism and the idea of the Poetic’, in Philip Knox, Jonathan Morton, and Daniel Reeve, eds. Medieval Thought Experiments: Poetry, Hypothesis, and Experience in the European Middle Ages. Turnhout: Brepols, 2018, pp. 297–328.

Greene, Virginie, Logical Fictions in Medieval Literature and Philosophy, Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Kamath, Stephanie. Authorship and First-Person Allegory in Late Medieval France and England. Cambridge, D.S. Brewer, 2012.

* Karnes, Michelle. Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages. University of Chicago Press, 2011.

* Kay, Sarah. The Romance of the Rose. London: Grant & Cutler, 1995.

Kay, Sarah. The Place of Thought: The Complexity of One in late Medieval French Didactic Poetry. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.

* Knox, Philip, Jonathan Morton, and Daniel Reeve, eds. Medieval Thought Experiments: Poetry, Hypothesis, and Experience in the European Middle Ages. Turnhout: Brepols, 2018.

* Kruger, Stephen. Dreaming in the Middle Ages. Cambridge UP 1992.

Lynch, Katherine L. The High Medieval Dream Vision: Poetry, Philosophy, and Literary Form. Stanford UP, 1998.

Lynch, Kathryn L. Chaucer’s Philosophical Visions. Cambridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2000.

Macrobius. Commentary on the Dream of Scipio. Translated by William Harris Stahl. New York: Columbia University Press, 1990.

Miller, Mark. Philosophical Chaucer: Love, Sex and Agency in the Canterbury Tales. Cambridge UP, 2004.

Minnis, Alastair. Translations of Authority in Medieval English Literature: Valuing the Vernacular. Cambridge UP, 2009.

–––––. Magister Amoris: The ‘Roman de la Rose’ and Vernacular Hermeneutics. Oxford UP, 2001.

* –––––, ed. Oxford Guides to Chaucer: The Shorter Poems. Oxford UP, 1995.

Morton, Jonathan. The Roman de la Rose in its Philosophical Context: Art, Nature, and Ethics. Oxford UP, 2018.

Myles, Robert. Chaucerian Realism. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 1994.

Newman, Barbara. God and the Goddesses: Vision, Poetry, and Belief in the Middle Ages. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.

* Phillips, Helen, and Havely, Nick, Chaucer’s Dream Poetry. London: Longman, 1997.

* Robertson, Kellie. Nature Speaks: Medieval Literature and Aristotelian Philosophy. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.

Rosenfeld, Jessica. Ethics and Enjoyment in Late Medieval Poetry: Love after Aristotle. Cambridge UP, 2011.

Russell, Stephen, The English Dream Vision: Anatomy of a Form. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1988.

* Spearing, Anthony C., Medieval Dream-Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976.

St John, Michael. Chaucer’s Dream Visions: Courtliness and Individual Identity. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000.

Travis, Peter. Disseminal Chaucer: Rereading the Nun’s Priest Tale. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010.

Vogt-Spira, Gregor, ‘Senses, Imagination, and Literature: Some Epistemological Considerations’ in Rethinking the Medieval Senses: Heritage/Fascinations/Frames, ed. by Stephen G. Nichols, Alison Calhorn, and Andreas Kablitz, Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society Series (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008), pp. 51-72.

* Zeeman, Nicolette. ‘Imaginative Theory’, in Paul Strohm, ed. Middle English (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 222-40.