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Chaucer bibliography

Chaucer Bibliography

 N.B.: particularly useful items are marked with an *asterisk...

General Books

* D. Pearsall, Chaucer: A Literary Biography, 1990

* L. Patterson, Chaucer and the Subject of History, 1995

* P. Brown (ed) A Companion to Chaucer, 2000

* D. Gray, The Oxford Companion to Chaucer, 2003

* S. Lerer (ed.) The Yale Companion to Chaucer, 2006

* A. Butterfield (ed.) Chaucer and the City, 2006

* P. Brown, Geoffrey Chaucer, 2011

E.T. Donaldson, Speaking of Chaucer, 1970

D. Brewer, Chaucer, 1986

D.R. Howard, Chaucer and the Medieval World, 1987

S. Knight, Geoffrey Chaucer, 1986

P. Boitani & J. Mann (eds) The Cambridge Chaucer Companion, 1986

P. Strohm, Social Chaucer, 1989

P. Martin, Chaucer’s Women: nuns, wives and amazons, 1990

J. Mann, Geoffrey Chaucer, 1991

E.T. Hansen, Chaucer and the Fictions of Gender, 1992

S. Lerer, Chaucer and his Readers, 1993

J. Chance, The Mythographic Chaucer: the fabulation of sexual politics, 1995

D. Wallace, Chaucerian Polity, 1998

P.G. Beidler (ed.) Masculinities in Chaucer, 1998

S. Delany (ed.) Chaucer and the Jews: sources, contexts, meanings, 2002

S. Ellis (ed.) Chaucer: An Oxford Guide, 2005

M.C. Davidson, Medievalism, Multilingualism and Chaucer, 2010


Le Roman de la Rose

* S. Kay, The Romance of the Rose, Grant & Cutler, 1995

* Alastair Minnis, Magister Amoris, Oxford, 2001

M. Luria, A Reader's Guide to the Romance of the Rose, 1982

D.F. Hult, Self-Fulfilling Prophecies: Readership and Authority in the first Roman de la Rose, 1986

K. Brownlee & S Huot (eds), Rethinking the Romance of the Rose: Text, Image, Reception, 1992

D. Kelly, Internal Differences and Meanings in the Roman de la Rose, 1995

C. McWebb (ed.) Debating the Roman de la Rose: a critical anthology, 2007


Chaucer's Dream Visions

* A.C. Spearing, Medieval Dream Poetry, 1976

* A. Minnis, The Shorter Poems: Oxford Guides to Chaucer, 1995

* H. Phillips & N. Havely (eds) Chaucer’s Dream Poetry, 1997

B.A. Windeatt, Chaucer’s Dream Poetry: Sources and Analogues, 1982

P. Boitani, Chaucer and the Imaginary World of Fame, 1984

S. Delany, Chaucer’s House of Fame: the Poetics of Skeptical Fideism, 1972

S.F. Kruger, Dreaming in the Middle Ages, 1992

C. Muscatine, Chaucer and the French Tradition, 1957

J.I. Wimsatt, Chaucer and his French Contemporaries, 1992

J.I. Wimsatt, Chaucer and the French Love Poets, 1968

W. Callin, The French Tradition and the Literature of Medieval England, 1994

M. Calabrese, Chaucer’s Ovidian Arts of Love, 1994

J. Fyler, Chaucer and Ovid, 1979



The Legend of Good Women

R.W. Frank, Chaucer and the Legend of Good Women, 1972

L.J. Kiser, Telling Classical Tales, Chaucer and the Legend of Good Women, 1983

S. Delany, The Naked Text: Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women, 1994

E.T. Hansen, ‘Irony and the Antifeminist Narrator in Chaucer’s Legend of Good WomenJEGP 82, 1983.

V.A. Kolve, ‘From Cleopatra to Alceste: an Iconographic Study of the Legend of Good Women’, in J.P Hermann & J.P. Burke (eds) Signs and Symbols in Chaucer’s Poetry, 1981

D.W. Rowe, Through Nature to Eternity: Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women, 1988

S.C. Hagedorn, Abandoned Women: Rewriting the Classics in Dante, Boccaccio and Chaucer, 2004

S.D. Kolsky, The Genealogy of Women: Studies in Boccaccio’s De mulieribus claris, 2003

G. Boccaccio, Famous Women, ed. & tr. V. Brown, 2001


Troilus and Criseyde and Boccaccio's Il Filostrato

P. Boitani, Chaucer and Boccaccio, 1977

D. Wallace, Chaucer and the Early Writings of Boccaccio, 1985

B. Nolan, Chaucer and the Tradition of the Roman Antique, 1992

N. Havely (tr.) Chaucer’s Boccaccio: Sources of Troilus and the Knight’s Tale, 1980

D. Anderson, Before the Knight’s Tale: Imitation of the Classical Epic in Boccaccio’s Teseida, 1988

R.R. Edwards, The Flight from Desire: Augustine and Ovid to Chaucer, 2006

R. Kuhns, The Decameron and the Philosophy of Storytelling: author as midwife and pimp, 2005

T.C. Stillinger, The Song of Troilus: lyric authority in the medieval book, 1992

D. Wallace, Giovanni Boccaccio, Decameron, CUP, 1991

J.H. McGregor, The Image of Antiquity in Boccaccio’s Filocolo, Filostrato and Teseida, 1991

R. Edwards, Chaucer and Boccaccio: Antiquity and Modernity, 2002

N.S. Thompson, Chaucer, Boccaccio and the Debate of Love, 1996

B. Nolan, Chaucer and the Tradition of the roman antique, 1992

K.P. Clarke, Chaucer and Italian Textuality, 2011

W.T. Rossiter, Chaucer and Petrarch, 2010

B.A. Windeatt (ed.) Troilus and Criseyde, 1984 (parallel text with Boccaccio)

R.K. Gordon (ed.) The Story of Troilus, 1964 (contains Benoit, Boccaccio, Chaucer and Henryson)

M.B. Salu (ed.) Essays on Troilus and Criseyde, 1979

I.Bishop, Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde, 1981

A.J. Minnis, Chaucer and Pagan Antiquity, 1982

A.C. Spearing, Troilus and Criseyde, 1976

B.A. Windeatt, Oxford Guides to Chaucer: Troilus and Criseyde, 1993

S. Barney (ed) Chaucer’s Troilus: Essays in Criticism, 1980

Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy

A.J. Minnis (ed.), Chaucer’s Boece and the Medieval Tradition of Boethius, 1993

M. Gibson (ed.), Boethius: his life, thought and influence, 1981

A.Astell, Job, Boethius and Epic Truth, 1994

S. Lerer, Boethius and Dialogue: literary method in the Consolation of Philosophy, 1985

J Marenbon (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Boethius, 2009

Robert Henryson, The Testament of Cresseid

C.D. Benson, 'Critic and Poet: What Lydgate and Henryson did to Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde', Modern Language Quarterly 53 (1992), 23-40.

D. Fox, 'The Scottish Chaucerians', in Chaucer and Chaucerians, ed. D.S. Brewer, 1964, 164-200.

D. Fox, ed. The Poems of Robert Henryson, 1981. The standard edition with excellent notes.

D. Gray, Robert Henryson, 1979.

R.L. Kindrick, Robert Henryson, 1979

J. MacQueen, Robert Henryson: A Study of the Major Narrative Poems, 1967

L. Patterson, 'Christian and Pagan in The Testament of Cresseid', Philological Quarterly 52 (1973), 696-714.


The Canterbury Tales

W.F. Bryan & G. Dempster, Sources and Analogues of the Canterbury Tales, 1941

D. Pearsall, The Canterbury Tales, 1979

D.R. Howard, The Idea of the Canterbury Tales, 1976

V. Kolve, Chaucer and the Imagery of Narrative, 1984

J. Mann, Chaucer and Medieval Estates Satire, 1973

H. Cooper, The Structure of the Canterbury Tales, 1983

H. Cooper, Oxford Guides to Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales, 1989

C.D. Benson, Chaucer’s Drama of Style: Poetic Variety and Contrast in the Canterbury Tales, 1986

C.D. Benson & E. Robertson (ed.) Chaucer’s Religious Tales, 1990

R. Boenig, Chaucer and the Mystics: the Canterbury Tales and the Genre of Devotional Prose, 1993

P.A. Olson, The Canterbury Tales and the Good Society, 1986

A David, The Strumpet Muse, 1976

H.M. Leicester, The Disenchanted Self: representing the subject in the Canterbury Tales, 1990

P. Knapp, Chaucer and the Social Contest, 1990

J.C. Hirsh, Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales, 2003

M. Miller, Philosophical Chaucer: Love, Sex and Agency in the Canterbury Tales, CUP. 2004

W. Wetherbee, Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales, CUP, 2004

W.A. Davenport, Chaucer and his English Contemporaries: Prologue and Tale in the Canterbury Tales, 1998

P. Brown, Chaucer at Work: the Making of the Canterbury Tales, 1994