Monday Oct. 31 (I) The Clerk’s Tale
Background Links Study Guide: The Clerk’s Tale
Notes on Medieval Allegory
Recommended (1) Elaine Tuttle Hansen, “The Powers of Silence: The Case of the Clerk’s Griselda,” in Chaucer and the Fictions of Gender (University of California Press, 1992).

(2) George Lyman Kittredge, “Chaucer’s Discussion of Marriage,” Modern Philology 9 (1911-12): 435-467.
(3) Charlotte C. Morse, “The Exemplary Griselda,” Studies in the Age of Chaucer 7 (1985): 51-86.
 Monday Nov. 7 (I.a) The Merchant’s Tale
Background Links Study Guide: The Merchant’s Tale
Recommended (1) Richard Neuse, “The Merchant’s Tale: Allegory in the Mirror of Marriage,” in Chaucer’s Dante: Allegory and Epic Theater in The Canterbury Tales (University of California Press, 1991).
 
(2) Elaine Tuttle Hansen, “The Merchant’s Tale, or Another Poor Worm,” in Chaucer and the Fictions of Gender (University of California Press, 1992).
(I.b) The Franklin’s Tale
Background Links
Study Guide: The Franklin’s Tale
Recommended
(1) Britton J. Harwood, “Chaucer and the Gift (If There Is Any),” Studies in Philology 103.1 (2006): 26-46.
(2) Alison Ganze, “‘My Trouthe For to Holde — Allas! Allas!’: Dorigen and Honor in The Franklin’s Tale,” The Chaucer Review 42.3 (2008): 312-329.
Monday Nov. 14 Translation Exercise Due

(I) The Pardoner’s Tale
Background Links
Study Guide: The Pardoner’s Tale
Guibert of Nogent: On Relics
Recommended
(1) Monica E. McAlpine, “The Pardoner’s Homosexuality and Why It Matters,” PMLA 95 (1980): 8-22.
(2) C. David Benson, “Chaucer’s Pardoner: His Sexuality and Modern Critics,” Medievalia 8 (1982): 337-346.
Monday Nov. 21
No Class — Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday Nov. 28 (I) The Prioress’s Tale
Background Links Study Guide: The Prioress’s Tale

Anti-Semitic Legends
Solomon bar Samson: The Crusaders in Mainz, 27 May 1096

Medieval Sourcebook: Tales of the Virgin
Recommended (1) Sheila Delany, “Chaucer’s Prioress, the Jews, and the Muslims,” in Chaucer and the Jews: Sources, Contexts, Meanings, ed. Sheila Delany (Routledge, 2002).(2) Michael Calabrese, “Performing the Prioress: ‘Conscience’ and Responsibility in Studies of Chaucer’s Prioress’s Tale,” Texas Studies in Language and Literature 44.1 (2002): 66-92.
Monday Dec. 5
(I.a) The Second Nun’s Tale & (I.b) The Physician’s Tale
Background Links Study Guides: Second Nun’s Tale and Physician’s Tale
Medieval Sourcebook: The Golden Legend
Paper #2 Due on Thursday, Dec. 15th by midnight; email as a Word document (saved with a .doc or .docx file extension) to instructor at: eileenajoy@gmail.com.
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