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- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00
Inspired by the example of Chaucer and Gower, John Lydgate articulated the great political questions of his time in his poetry, prose and translations. Maura Nolan offers a major re-interpretation of Lydgate's work, his relationship to Chaucer, and his central role in the developing literary culture of the fifteenth century. more...
- Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 24.95
An Introduction to Literary Studies provides the beginner with an accessible and comprehensive survey of literature. Systematically taking in theory, genre and literary history, Klarer provides easy to understand descriptions of a variety of approaches to texts. This invaluable guide includes sections on: fiction poetry drama film ... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 25.00
This revised edition of The Cambridge Companion to Chaucer is based on the first edition which has become a classic in Chaucer studies. Material has been updated, and new contributions have been commissioned to take into account recent trends in literary theory as well as in Chaucer studies. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 34.00
This volume of essays offers innovations in teaching Chaucer in higher education. The projects explored in this study focus on a student-centred, active learning designed to enhance independent research skills and critical thinking. These studies also seek to establish conversations - between teachers and learners, and students and their texts. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 72.00
Jane Chance reveals how the concealment of embarrassing secrets often sexual in nature and the burden of political alliances and strategies?what might together be termed sexual politics?motivated Chaucer in much of his work. Firmly placing Chaucer in the cultural politics of his time, she shows how he manipulated the mythographic and textual conventions... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 35.00
In this learned, lively, and wide-ranging book, Steve Ellis conducts us on a tour of the appearances that the greatest writer of Middle English has made throughout English-speaking culture in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Surveying the uses to which Chaucer has been put in modern times, Ellis presents a compelling picture that goes beyond... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 40.00
In the first book to examine one of the most peculiar features of one of the greatest and most perplexing poems of England?s late Middle Ages?the successive attempts of Piers Plowman to begin, and to keep beginning?D. Vance Smith compels us to rethink beginning, as concept and practice, in both medieval and contemporary terms. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 82.50
John Dryden claimed to share a kindred spirit, a congenial soul, with Geoffrey Chaucer, and he was not alone. Reading critics reading Chaucer, Stephanie Trigg makes us privy to the special communities-modeled on the pilgrimage to Canterbury-that rose up around the author as commentators through the ages sought spiritual or emotional intimacy with him.... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 79.95
This concise companion provides a succinct introduction to Chaucer’s major works, the contexts in which he wrote, and to medieval thought more generally. Opens with a general introductory section discussing London life and politics, books and authority, manuscripts and readers. Subsequent sections focus on Chaucer’s major works –... more...