Chaucer: An Oxford Guide

Paperback | March 22, 2005

EditorSteve Ellis

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This book is the most comprehensive guide to Chaucer's work and the history of its reception available. It comprises 37 specially commissioned chapters by an outstanding team of contemporary Chaucer scholars and combines general essays offering background and contextual information withdetailed readings of specific Chaucerian texts. The volume is divided into five parts - 'Historical Contexts', 'Literary Contexts', 'Readings', 'Afterlife' and 'Study Resources'. Each chaper includes a Guide to Further Reading and there is a Chronology at the end of the volume. The Guide is accompanied by a companion web site which includes four additional contributions for teachers and lecturers on teaching and learning issues related to Chaucer.

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This book is the most comprehensive guide to Chaucer's work and the history of its reception available. It comprises 37 specially commissioned chapters by an outstanding team of contemporary Chaucer scholars and combines general essays offering background and contextual information withdetailed readings of specific Chaucerian texts. ...

Steve Ellis is Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham. He has published widely on medieval and modern literature. Publications on Chaucer include: Geoffrey Chaucer, Writers and their Work (1996), Chaucer: the 'Canterbury Tales', (Longman Critical Readers, 1998) and Chaucer At Large: the Poet in the Modern Imag...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:668 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.38 inPublished:March 22, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199259127

ISBN - 13:9780199259120

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Table of Contents

Steve Ellis: Editor's IntroductionPart IHistorical Contexts1. Ruth Evans: Chaucer's Life2. S. H. Rigby: Society and Politics3. Ardis Butterfield: Nationhood4. C. David Benson: London5. Jim Rhodes: Religion6. Mark Sherman: Chivalry7. Stephen Penn: Literacy and Literary Production8. Donka Minkova: Language: Phonology, Morphology, Metre9. Richard Utz: Philosophy10. Jacqueline Tasioulas: Science11. David Griffith: Visual Culture12. Alcuin Blamires: Sexuality13. John Ganim: Identity and Subjecthood14. Bernard O'Donoghue: Love and MarriagePart 2Literary Contexts15. Helen Cooper: The Classical Background16. Wendy Scase: The English Background17. Helen Phillips: The French Background18. Nick Havely: The Italian Background19. Valerie Edden: The BiblePart 3Readings20. Elizabeth Robertson: Earlier 20th Century Criticism21. Gail Ashton: Feminisms22. Marion Turner: The Carnivalesque23. Barry Windeatt: Postmodernism24. Sylvia Federico: New Historicism25. Glenn Burger: Queer Theory26. Jeffrey Cohen: Postcolonial Criticism27. Patricia Ingham: Psychoanalytic CriticismPart 4Afterlife28. Elizabeth Scala: Editing Chaucer29. John Thompson: Reception, 15th-17th Centuries30. David Matthews: Reception, 18th-19th Centuries31. Stephanie Trigg: Reception, 20th Century32. Malcolm Andrew: Translations33. Kevin J. Harty: Chaucer in Performance34. Julian Wasserman: Chaucer Today35. Peter Brown: Chaucer and his GuidesPart 5Study Resources36. Mark Allen: Printed Study Resources37. Philippa Semper: Electronic Study Resources