Chaucer:  A Semi-systematic, Serendipitous Bibliography



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The starting point for any study of a character or story in Chaucer should be A Variorum Edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, each volume of which includes a thorough survey of the scholarly work up to the time of the volume's publication and an extensive bibliography. For a list of all the volumes published in the Variorum series so far, along with a description of the contents of each one, click here.

{NOTE: Rather than alphabetize these bibliographies, I have grouped them according to their usefulness for undergraduate research, with annotated bibliographies first. The Allen/Fisher Annotated Bibliography is an excellent source and companion to the online SAC Bibliography, also edited by Mark Allen. The Toronto bibliographies are thorough and particularly useful because of their annotations. Baugh's Goldentree is a broad selection of scholarship into the mid-Sixties, well organized but not annotated. The bibliographies by Griffith, Crawford, and Baird-Lange are arranged chronologically and will cover scholarship from 1908 through 1985. For the most recent work, check the MLA Bibliography and the online SAC Bibliography.}

Allen, Mark and John H. Fisher. The Essential Chaucer: An Annotated Bibliography of Major Modern Studies. Boston, Mass.: G.K. Hall, 1987.

Eckhardt, Caroline. Chaucer's General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales: An Annotated Bibliography, 1900 to 1982. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1990.

McAlpine, Monica. Chaucer's Knight's Tale: An Annotated Bibliography, 1900 to 1985. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991.

Burton, T.L. and Rosemary Greentree, eds.; annotations by David Briggs, et al. Chaucer's Miller's, Reeve's, and Cook's Tales. Toronto: Published in association with the University of Rochester by University of Toronto Press, 1997.

Beidler, Peter G., and Elizabeth M. Biebel. Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale: An Annotated Bibliography 1900-1995.  Toronto: Published in association with the University of Rochester by University of Toronto Press, 1998.

Peck, Russell A. Chaucer's Lyrics and Anelida and Arcite: An Annotated Bibliography, 1900 to 1980. Toronto; Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 1983.

Baugh, Albert C. Chaucer: Goldentree Bibliographies. New York: Appleton, 1968.

Hammond, Eleanor . Chaucer: A Bibliographical Manual. [1908] New York: Peter Smith, 1933.

Leyerle, John, and Anne Quick. Chaucer: A Bibliographical Introduction. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1986.

Griffith, Dudley. Bibliography of Chaucer 1908-1953. Seattle: U. of Wash. Press, 1955.

Crawford, William. Bibliography of Chaucer 1954-63. Seattle: U. of Wash. Press, 1967.

Baird-Lange, Lorrayne Y. A Bibliography of Chaucer, 1964-1973. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1977.

Baird-Lange, Lorrayne Y. A Bibliography of Chaucer, 1974-85. Archon, 1988.

Morris, Lynn King. Chaucer Source and Analogue Criticism: A Cross-referenced Guide. New York: Garland Pub., 1985.

Some Standard and Seminal Reference Works, Studies, and Collections

Benson, Larry D. A Glossarial Concordance to the Riverside Chaucer. New York: Garland, 1993. (also available on the World Wide Web at <>)

Bethurum, Dorothy, ed. Critical Approaches to Medieval Literature. New York: Columbia U. Press, 1960.

Blamires, Alcuin. The Canterbury Tales: An Introduction to the Variety of Criticism. The Critics Debate Series. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press International, 1987.

Boitani, Piero and Jill Mann. The Cambridge Chaucer Companion. New York: Cambridge U. Press, 1986.

Bowden, Muriel. A Commentary on The General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales. New York: Macmillan, 1948.

Brewer, Derek. Chaucer and Chaucerians: Critical Studies in Middle English Literature. London: Nelson, 1966.

Brewer, Derek. Chaucer: The Critical Heritage, 2 vols. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1978.

Brewer, Derek. Writers and Their Background: Geoffrey Chaucer. London: G. Bell, 1974.

Bryan, W.F. & G. Dempster, eds. Sources & Analogues of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. New York: Humanities Press, 1941. (But see also Cooper and Correale, below.)

Cooper, Helen. Oxford Guides to Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales. 2nd Edition. Oxford: OUP, 1996.

Cooper, Helen. "Sources and Analogues of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: Reviewing the Work." Studies in the Age of Chaucer 19 (1997): 183-210.

Correale, Robert, and Mary Hamel. Sources and Analogues of the Canterbury Tales I. Woodbridge, Suffolk, and Rochester, NY: D.S. Brewer, 2002. (Volume II forthcoming.)

Crow, Martin M., and Clair C. Olson, eds. Chaucer Life-Records. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966.

Curry, Walter Clyde. Chaucer and the Medieval Sciences. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1960.

French, Robert Dudley. A Chaucer Handbook. New York: Crofts, 1927.

Hallissy, Margaret. A Companion to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995.

Hanna III, Ralph, and Traugott Lawler, eds.. Jankyn's Book of Wikked Wyves. The Chaucer Library, the Primary Texts, Vol. 1. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1997. (English translations and Latin texts on facing pages of materials collected by Karl Young & Robert A. Pratt, including Walter Map's Dissuasio,, Theophrastus's De nuptiis, and selections from Jerome's Adversus Jovinianum.)

Jeffrey, David Lyle, ed. A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1992.

Lounsbury, Thomas R. Studies in Chaucer: His Life and Writings. 3 Vols. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1892; rptd. London: Russell & Russell, 1962.

Miller, Robert P. Chaucer: Sources and Backgrounds. Oxford: OUP, 1977.

Robertson, D.W. A Preface to Chaucer: Studies in Medieval Perspectives. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1962.

Rossignol, Rosalyn. Chaucer A to Z: The Essential Reference to His Life and Works. New York : Facts On File, 1999.

Rowland, Beryl, ed. Companion to Chaucer Studies. New York: Oxford U. Press, 1979.

Skeat, Walter, and Hiram Corson. Index of Proper Names and Subjects to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Together with Comparisons and Similes, Metaphors and Proverbs, Maxims, etc., in the Same. New York: Johnson reprint Corp., 1967.

Weever, Jacqueline de. A Chaucer Name Dictionary: A Dictionary of Astrological, Biblical, Historical, Literary, and Mythological Names. New York: Garland, 1986.


Aers, David. Chaucer. Atlantic Highlands, NJ : Humanities Press International, 1986.

Alford, John. "The Wife of Bath Versus the Clerk of Oxford: What Their Rivalry Means." Chaucer Review 21 (1986): 108-132.

Anderson, David. Before the Knight's Tale: Imitation of Classical Epic in Boccaccio's Teseida.Philadelphia: U. of Penn. Press, 1988.

Andreas, J. "'Newe Science' from 'Olde Bokes': A Bakhtinian Approach to the Summoner's Tale." Chaucer Review Vol. 25, #2, 1990: 138-51.

Andrew, Malcolm. "Context and Judgment in the General Prologue." The Chaucer Review. 23 (1989): 316-337.

Baird, Joseph L. "The Devil in Green." Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 69 (1968): 575-578.

Baker, Denise N. "Chaucer and Moral Philosophy: The Virtuous Women of The Canterbury Tales. Medium Aevum 60 (1991): 241-56.

Baldwin, Ralph. The Unity of the Canterbury Tales. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde and Bagger, 1955; rpt. New York: AMS Press, 1971.

Beichner, Fr. Paul E. "Absolon's Hair." Medieval Studies12 (1950): 222-33.

Beichner, Fr. Paul E. "The Allegorical Interpretation of Medieval Literature." PMLA 82 (1967): 33-38.

Beichner, Fr. Paul E. "Characterization in The Miller's Tale." In Richard J. Schoeck and Jerome Taylor, eds. Chaucer Criticism: The Canterbury Tales. Notre Dame, Ind.: U. of Notre Dame Press, 1960, 117-29.

Beichner, Fr. Paul E. "Chaucer's Man of Law and Disparitas Cultus." Speculum 23 (1948): 70- 75.

Beidler, Peter G. "Just Say Yes, Chaucer Knew the Decameron: Or, Bringing the Shipman's Tale Out of Limbo." In Leonard Michael Koff and Brenda Deen Schildgen, eds. The Decameron and the Canterbury Tales: New Essays on an Old Question. Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2000: 25-46.

Beidler, Peter G. "Noah and the Old Man in 'The Pardoner's Tale.'" Chaucer Review 15, #3 (1981): 250-54.

Bennett, J. A. W. Chaucer at Oxford and at Cambridge. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1974.

Benson, C. David. Chaucer's Drama of Style: Poetic Variety and Contrast in the Canterbury Tales. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1986.

Benson, C. David. "Trust the Tale, Not the Teller." In Wendy Harding, ed. Drama, Narrative and Poetry in The Canterbury Tales Toulouse: Presses Universitaires du Mirail, 2003: 22-33. (about the Pardoner, Wife of Bath, and Nun's Priest)

Besserman, Lawrence. "Biblical Exegesis, Typology, and the Imagination of Chaucer" in Typology and Medieval English Literature. New York: AMS, 1992: 183-205. (primarily about The Clerk's Tale)

Besserman, Lawrence. Chaucer and the Bible: A Critical Review of Research, Indexes, and Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1988.

Besserman, Lawrence. Chaucer's Biblical Poetics. Norman, OK: Oklahoma UP, 1998.

Biscoglio, Frances M. The Wives of the Canterbury Tales and the Tradition of the Valiant Woman of Proverbs 3:10-31. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1992.

Birney, Earle. Essays on Chaucerian Irony. Beryl Rowland, ed. Toronto: U. of Toronto Press, 1985.

Blake, Norman. "The Links in the Canterbury Tales." In New Perspectives on Middle English Texts: A Festschrift for R. A. Waldron. Susan Powell and Jeremy J. Smith, eds. . Woodbridge, England: Brewer, 2000. 107-18.

Block, Edward A. "Chaucer's Millers and Their Bagpipes." Speculum 29 (1954): 239-242.

Bloom, Harold. Modern Critical Interpretations: Geoffrey Chaucer's the Knight's Tale. New York: Chelsea House, 1988.

Boenig, Robert. Chaucer and the Mystics. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 1995.

Boitani, Piero, ed. Chaucer and the Italian Trecento. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Bolton, Whitney F., "'The Miller's Tale': An Interpretation." Medieval Studies 24 (1962): 83-94.

Borroff, Marie. "Dimensions of Judgment in the Canterbury Tales: Friar, Summoner, Pardoner, Wife of Bath." In Traditions and Renewals: Chaucer, The Gawain-Poet, and Beyond. New Haven, Conn., and London: Yale University Press, 2003: 3-49.

Borroff, Marie. "Silent Retribution in Chaucer: The Merchant's Tale, the Reeve's Tale, and the Pardoner's Tale." In Traditions and Renewals: Chaucer, The Gawain-Poet, and Beyond. New Haven, Conn., and London: Yale University Press, 2003: 50-70.

Bowden, Betsy. Chaucer Aloud: The Varieties of Textual Interpretation. Philadelphia: U. of PA Press, 1987.

Bowers, John. The Canterbury Tales: Fifteenth-Century Continuations and Additions. (TEAMS 1992.) {It includes Lydgate's Prologue to the Siege of Thebes, The Ploughman's Tale, The Cook's Tale continuation, various links, and the tale of Beryn with the Canterbury "interlude" attached.}

Boyd, Beverly. Chaucer and the Liturgy. Philadelphia: Dorrance and Co, 1967.

Bradley, Ritamary. "The Wife of Bath's Tale and the Mirror Tradition," Journal of English and Germanic Philology 55 (1956): 624-630.

Braswell-Means, L. "A New Look at an Old Patient: Chaucer's Summoner and Medieval Physiognomia." Chaucer Review, Vol. 25, #3, 1991: 266-75.

Brewer, Derek S., ed. Chaucer: The Critical Heritage. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1978.

Brewer, Derek S. "Chaucer's Knight as Hero, and Machaut's Prise d'Alexandrie." In Heroes and Heroines in Medieval English Literature: A Festschrift to André Crépin on the Occasion of his Sixty-fifth Birthday. Ed. Leo Carruthers. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer / Boydell and Brewer, 1994: 81-96.

Brewer, Derek S. Geoffrey Chaucer. Writers and their Background. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 1975.

Brewer, Derek S. An Introduction to Chaucer. London: Longman, 1985.

Brosamer, Matthew. "The Cook, the Miller, and Alimentary Hell." In Donka Minkova and Theresa Tinkle, eds. Chaucer and the Challenges of Medievalism: Studies in Honor of H. A. Kelly. Frankfurt and New York: Peter Lang, 2003: 235-51. (about hell-mouth imagery in "The Pardoner's Tale," "The Man of Law's Tale," and "The Legend of Good Women")

Brown, Emerson. "Chaucer's Knight: What's Wrong with Being Worthy?" Mediaevalia15 (1993 [for 1989]): 183-205.

Brown, Emerson. "The Knight's Tale 2639: Guilt by Punctuation." Chaucer Review 21 #2 (1986): 133-141.

Brown, Peter. "The Prison of Theseus and the Castle of Jalousie." Chaucer Review 26, #2 (1991): 147-152.

Burger, Glenn. "Kissing the Pardoner." PMLA 107 (1992): 1143-56.

Burlin, Robert B. "The Art of Chaucer's Franklin." Neophilologus 51 (1967): 55-71.

Burlin, Robert B. Chaucerian Fiction. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977.

Calabrese, Michael.   "A Knyght Ther Was." in Chaucer's Pilgrims: An Historical Guide to the Pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales.   Laura C. Lambdin and Robert T. Lambdin, eds.  Westport, Conn. and London: Greenwood, 1996: 1-13.

Calabrese, Michael. "Make a Mark that Shows: Orphic Song, Orphic Sexuality, and the Exile of Chaucer's Pardoner," Viator (1993): 269-86.

Carruthers, Mary.  "Letter and Gloss in the Friar's and Summoner's Tales."  Journal of Narrative Technique 2 (1972): 208-14.

Carter, Susan. "Coupling the Beastly Bride and the Hunter Hunted: What Lies Behind Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Tale." Chaucer Review 73.4 (2003): 329-345.

Casey, Charles. "Adversus Jerome: Liberation Theology in the Wife of Bath's Prologue." Assays 6 (1991): 55-71.

Chickering, Howell. "Comic Meter and Rhyme in the Miller's Tale." Chaucer Yearbook: A Journal of Late Medieval Studies Volume 2 (1995): 17-47.

Chickering, Howell. "Unpunctuating Chaucer." Chaucer Review Vol. 25, #2, 1990: 96-109.

Coffman, George R. "Another Analogue for the Violation of the Maiden in the 'Wife of Bath's Tale,' MLN, lix (1944): 271 ff.

Cooper, Helen. The Structure of the Canterbury Tales. Oxford: OUP, 1982.

Copeland, Rita. "The Pardoner's Body and the Disciplining of Rhetoric," in Framing Medieval Bodies, Sarah Kay and Miri Rubin, eds. Manchester UP, 1994: 138-59.

Crane, Susan. Gender and Romance in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994.

Daniels, Richard. "Textual Pleasure in the Miller's Tale." In The Performance of Middle English Culture: Essays on Chaucer and the Drama in Honor of Martin Stevens. James J. Paxson, Lawrence M. Clopper, and Sylvia Tomasch, eds. Cambridge; Rochester, NY: D.S. Brewer, 1998: 111-124.

David, Alfred. "Criticism and the Old Man in Chaucer's Pardoner's Tale." College English, 27 (1965): 39-44.

David, Alfred. The Strumpet Muse: Art and Morals in Chaucer's Poetry. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1976.

Davis, Craig R. "A Perfect Marriage on the Rocks: Geoffrey and Philippa Chaucer and the Franklin's Tale." Chaucer Review 37.2 (2002): 129-144.

Delasanta, Rodney. "The Theme of Judgment in The Canterbury Tales." Modern Language Quarterly 31 (1970): 298-307.

Dickson, Lynne. "Deflection in the Mirror: Feminine Discourse in The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale," Studies in the Age of Chaucer 15 (1993): 61-90.

Dinshaw, Carolyn. Chaucer's Sexual Poetics. U. Wisconsin Press, 1989.

Donaldson, E.Talbot. "Chaucer and the Elusion of Clarity." Essays and Studies ns 25 (1972): 23-44.

Donaldson, E.Talbot. "Chaucer's Three 'P's': Pandarus, Pardoner, and Poet." Michigan Quarterly Review 14 (1975): 282-301.

Donaldson, E.Talbot. Speaking of Chaucer. New York: Norton & Company, 1970.

Duffell, Martin J. "The Craft So Long to Lerne: Chaucer's Invention of Iambic Pentameter." Chaucer Review 34.3 (January 3, 2000): 269-288. [To read this article online, click here. Requires a subscription to Project Muse (VMI subscribes)]

Eliason, Norman E. "Personal Names in the Canterbury Tales," Names 21 (1973): 137-52.

Elbow, Peter. "How Chaucer Transcends Oppositions in the Knight's Tale." Chaucer Review 7 (1972): 97-112. revised slightly in Oppositions in Chaucer. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan U. Press, 1975: 73-94.

Ellis, Roger. Patterns of Religious Narrative in the Canterbury Tales. London : Croom Helm, 1986.

Farrell, Thomas J. "Source or Hard Analogue? Decameron X, 10 and the Clerk's Tale." Chaucer Review 73.4 (2003): 346-364.

Faulkner, Dewey R. Twentieth Century Interpretations of the Pardoner's Tale; a Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1973.

Feinstein, Sandy. "The Reeve's Tale: About That Horse." Chaucer Review 26, #1 (1991): 99-106.

Ferster, Judith. Chaucer on Interpretation. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Field, Rosalind. "January’s ’Honeste Thynges’: Knighthood and Narrative in the ’Merchant’s Tale,’" Reading Medieval Studies 20 (1994): 37-49.

Finlayson, John. "Chaucer's Shipman's Tale, Boccaccio, and the 'Civilizing' of Fabliau." Chaucer Review 36 (2002): 336-51.

Fisher, John H. The Importance of Chaucer. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 1992.

Fisher John H. "The Three Styles of Fragment I of the Canterbury Tales," Chaucer Review 8 (1973): 119-27.

Fleming, John V. "The Pentecosts of Four Poets" in Speaking Images: Essays in Honor of V.A. Kolve. Ed. R. F. Yeager and Charlotte Morse. Asheville, NC: Pegasus Press: 111-41. (deals with The Summoner's Tale, as well as Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival, Dante's Divine Comedy, and Luis de Camoes's Lusiads.)

Fletcher, Alan J. "Chaucer the Heretic." Studies in the Age of Chaucer 25: 53-121, 2003. (about the Pardoner, Friar, Summoner, Monk, and Parson, as well as works other than The Canterbury Tales).

Forni, Kathleen. "Reinventing Chaucer: Helgeland's A Knight's Tale. Chaucer Review 37.3 (2003): 253-264.

Fowler, Elizabeth. "Chaucer and the Elizabethan Invention of the 'Selfe.'" In Approaches to Teaching Shorter Elizabethan Poetry. Patrick Cheney and Anne Lake Prescott, eds. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2000. 249-55.

Fowler, Elizabeth. Literary Character: The Human Figure in Early English Writing. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2003.

Frank, Hardy Long. "Seeing the Prioress Whole." Chaucer Review, Vol. 25, #3, 1991: 229-37.

Friedman, John B. "Alice of Bath's Astral Destiny: A Re-Appraisal." Chaucer Review, Vol.35, #2 (2000): 166-181.

Fulton, Helen. "Mercantile Ideology in Chaucer's Shipman's Tale." Chaucer Review 36 (2002) 36: 311-28.

Fyler, John M. Chaucer and Ovid. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979.

Gaylord, Alan. "The Promises in The Franklin's Tale." English Literary History 31 (1964): 331-65.

Gaylord, Alan. "Reading Chaucer: What's Allowed in 'Aloud'," Chaucer Yearbook, I (1992): 87-109.

Gaylord, Alan. "The Role of Saturn in The Knight's Tale." Chaucer Review 8, #3 (1974): 171-190.

Georgianna, Linda. "Anticlericalism in Boccaccio and Chaucer: The Bark and the Bite." In Leonard Michael Koff and Brenda Deen Schildgen, eds. The Decameron and the Canterbury Tales: New Essays on an Old Question. Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2000: 148-73.

Hallissy, Margaret. Clean Maids, True Wives, Steadfast Widows : Chaucer's Women and Medieval Codes of Conduct. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1993.

Halverson, John. "Chaucer's Pardoner and the Progress of Criticism" Chaucer Review 4 (1970): 184-202.

Hanawalt, Barbara. Chaucer's England. Medieval Studies at Minneapolis. Minneapolis: University of Minneapolis, 1992.

Hanks, D. Thomas, Jr., Arminda Kamphausen, and James Wheeler.  "Circling Back in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: On Punctuation, Misreading, and Reader Response."  Chaucer Yearbook 3 (1996): 35-53.

Hansen, Elaine Tuttle. Chaucer and the Fictions of Gender. California: 1992.

Harrison, Benjamin S. "The Rhetorical Inconsistency of Chaucer's Franklin." Studies in Philology 32 (1935): 55-61.

Havely, N.R. Chaucer's Boccaccio: Sources for Troilus and the Knight's and Franklin's Tales, Translations from the Filostrato, Teseida, and Filoloco.Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1992. (paperback reprint of 1980 edition)

Hertog, Erik. Chaucer's Fabliaux as Analogues. Leuven, 1995.

Hieatt, Constance B. "Preface" to her edition of The Miller's Tale. New York: Odyssey, 1970.

Higgs, Elton D. "The Old Order and the 'Newe World' in the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales." Huntington Library Quarterly 45 (1982): 155-73.

Hines, John. The Fabliau in English. Longman Medieval and Renaissance Library, 1993.

Hodges, Laura. Chaucer and Costume: The Secular Pilgrims in the General Prologue. Chaucer Studies 26. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2000.

Hodges, Laura. "Costume Rhetoric in the Knight's Portrait." Chaucer Review 29, no. 3 (1995): 274-302.

Hodges, Laura. "Chaucer's Friar: 'Typet' and 'Semycope'." Chaucer Review 34.3 (January 3, 2000): 317-343. [To read this article online, click here. Requires a subscription to Project Muse (VMI subscribes)]

Hodges, Laura. "A Reconsideration of the Monk's Costume." Chaucer Review 26, #2 (1991): 133-146.

Hodges, Laura. "The Wife of Bath's Costumes: Reading the Subtexts." Chaucer Review 27 (1993): 359-76.

Hoffman, Richard L. Ovid and the Canterbury Tales. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1966.

Holley, Linda Tarte. Chaucer's Measuring Eye. Houston, Tex.: Rice University Press, 1990.

Hornsby, Joseph Allen. Chaucer and the Law. Norman, OK: Pilgrim Books, 1988.

Horvath, Richard P. "Chaucer's Epistolary Poetic: The Envoys to Bukton and Scogan." Chaucer Review 37.2 (2002): 173-189.

Howard, Donald R. Chaucer: His Life, His Works, His World. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1987.

Howard, Donald R. The Idea of the Canterbury Tales. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976.

Howard, Donald R. Writers and Pilgrims: Medieval Pilgrimage Narratives and their Posterity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980.

Huppé, Bernard F. and D.W. Robertson, Jr. Fruyt and Chaf: Studies in Chaucer's Allegories. Princeton: Princeton U. Press, 1963.

Huppé, Bernard F. and D.W. Robertson, Jr. A Reading of the Canterbury Tales. New York: SUNY Press, 1964.

Jacobs, Kathryn. "The Marriage Contract of the Franklin's Tale: The Remaking of Society." Chaucer Review 20 (1985-1986): 132-143.

Jacobs, Kathryn. "Rewriting the Marital Contract: Adultery in the Canterbury Tales." Chaucer Review 29.4 (1995): 337-47.

Jager, Eric. "The Shipman's Tale: Merchant's Time and Church's Time, Secular and Sacred Space." In Donka Minkova and Theresa Tinkle, eds. Chaucer and the Challenges of Medievalism: Studies in Honor of H. A. Kelly. Frankfurt and New York: Peter Lang, 2003: 253-60.

Jankowski, Eileen S. "Chaucer's Second Nun's Tale: Reception, Religious Ideology, and the Apocalyptic." Dissertations Abstract International 54 (1993): 1354-55A.

Jefferson, Bernard L. Chaucer And The Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius. Gordian, 1968.

Jeffrey, David Lyle, ed. Chaucer and Scriptural Tradition. University of Ottawa Press, 1984.

Jones, Terry. Chaucer's Knight: The Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1980.

Jost, Jean E., ed. Chaucer's Humor. New York: Garland, 1994.

Kamowski, William. "Chaucer and Wyclif: God's Miracles Against the Clergy's Magic." Chaucer Review 37.1 (2002): 5-25.

Kane, George. Chaucer. Past Masters Series. Keith Thomas, Gen. Ed. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1984.

Karras, Ruth Mazo. "Sex, Money, and Prostitution in Medieval English Culture." In Jacqueline Murray and Konrad Eisenbichler, eds. Desire and Discipline: Sex and Sexuality in the Premodern West. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996: 201-16.

Kaske, Robert. "The Summoner's Garleek, Oynons, and Eek Lekes." Modern Language Notes 74 (1959): 481-84.

Keen, Maurice. "Chaucer's Knight, the English Aristocracy and the Crusade." In English Court Culture in the Later Middle Ages. Ed. V. J. Scattergood and J. W. Sherborne. London: Duckworth, 1983: 45-61.

Kelley, Henry Ansgar. Love and Marriage in the Age of Chaucer. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1975.

Kelly, Henry Ansgar. Chaucer and the Cult of St. Valentine. Leiden: E. Brill, 1986. [Davis Medieval Texts and Studies, No. 5].

Kennedy, Beverly. "Cambridge MS. Dd. 4.24: A Misogynous Scribal Revision of the 'Wife of Bath's Prologue'?" Chaucer Review 30 (1996): 343-58.

Kennedy, Beverly. "Contradictory Responses to the Wife of Bath as Evidenced by Fifteenth-Century Manuscript Variants." In Norman Blake and Peter Robinson, eds. The Canterbury Tales Project Occasional Papers, Volume II. London: King's College, Office for Humanities Communications, 1997: 23-39.

Kennedy, Beverly. "The Rewriting of the Wife of Bath's Prologue in Cambridge Dd.4.24." In Thomas A. Prendergast and Barbara Kline, eds. Rewriting Chaucer: Culture, Authority, and the Idea of the Authentic Text, 1400-1602. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1999: 203-33.

Kennedy, Beverly. The Variant Passages in the Wife of Bath's Prologue and the Textual Transmission of The Canterbury Tales: The 'Great Tradition' Revisited." In Lesley Smith and Jane H. M. Taylor, eds. Women, the Book and the Worldly: Selected Proceedings of the St. Hilda's Conference, 1993, Volume II. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1995: 85-101.

Kennedy, Beverly. "'Withouten Oother Compaignye in Youthe': Verbal and Moral Ambiguity in the General Prologue Portrait of the Wife of Bath." In Robert Myles and David Williams, eds. Chaucer and Language: Essays in Honour of Douglas Wurtele. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001: 1-32, 178-91.

Kennedy, Hugh L. "The Friar's Summoner's Dilemma." Chaucer Review 5 (1971): 213-17.

Kittredge, George Lyman. Chaucer and His Poetry: Lectures Delivered in 1914 on the Percy Turnbull Memorial Foundation in the Johns Hopkins University. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1915; rptd. 1933.

Klassen, Norman. Chaucer on Love, Knowledge, And Sight. Chaucer Studies 21. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1995.

Kline, Daniel. "'Myne by right': Oath Making and Intent in The Friar's Tale," Philological Quarterly 77 (1998 [for 1999]): 271-94.

Knight, Stephen. "Rhetoric and Poetry in the Franklin's Tale." Chaucer Review 4 (1970): 14-30.

Kolve, V.A. Chaucer and the Imagery of Narrative. Stanford: UP, 1984.

Kolve, V.A. "Rocky Shores and Pleasure Gardens: Poetry vs. Magic in Chaucer's Franklin's Tale," in Poetics: Theory and Practice in Medieval English Literature, ed. Piero Boitani and Anna Torti. Cambridge: Brewer, 1991: 165-95.

Kuczynski, Michael. "Don't Blame Me: The Metaethics of Chaucer's Apology." Chaucer Review 73.4 (2003): 315-328.

Ladd, Roger A. "The Mercantile (Mis)Reader in The Canterbury Tales." Studies in Philology 99 (2002): 17-32. (about "The Merchant's Tale," "The Shipman's Tale," and "The Man of Law's Tale")

Lambdin, Laura C. and Robert T., eds. Chaucer's Pilgrims: an Historical Guide to the Pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales. Westport, Conn., and London: Greenwood Press, 1996.  (see also under "Calabrese" above)

Landrum, Grace.  "Chaucer's Use of the Vulgate." PMLA 39 (1924): 75-100.

Lawlor, John. Chaucer. New York: Harper & Row, 1969.

Lawlor, John , ed. Patterns of Love and Courtesy: Essays for C. S. Lewis. Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1966.

Lerer, Seth. Chaucer and His Readers. Princeton: Princeton U. Press, 1995.

Lerer, Seth. "The Chaucerian Critique of Medieval Theatricality." In The Performance of Middle English Culture: Essays on Chaucer and the Drama in Honor of Martin Stevens. James J. Paxson, Lawrence M. Clopper, and Sylvia Tomasch, eds. Cambridge; Rochester, NY: D.S. Brewer, 1998: 59-76.

Lester, G. A. "Chaucer's Unkempt Knight."  English Language Notes 27:1 (1989): 25-29.

Levitan, Alan . "The Parody of Pentecost in Chaucer's Summoner's Tale." University of Toronto Quarterly 40 (1971): 236-46.

Levy, Bernard.  "Biblical Parody in the Summoner's Tale." Tennessee Studies in Literature 11 (66), 45-60.

Lewis, Celia. "Framing Fiction with Death: Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and the Plague." In Robert G. Benson and Susan J. Ridyard, eds. New Readings of Chaucer's Poetry. Rochester, N.Y., and Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2003: 139-64.

Lounsbury, Thomas Raynesford. "The Learning of Chaucer." in Vol. 2 of his Studies in Chaucer: His Life and Writings. 3 Vols. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1892; rptd. London: Russell & Russell, 1962: 169-426.

Mandel, Jerome. Geoffrey Chaucer: Building the Fragments of the Canterbury Tales. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP. 1992.

Mann, Jill. "Chaucer and Atheism." Studies in the Age of Chaucer 17 (1995): 5-19.

Mann, Jill. Chaucer and Medieval Estates Satire: The Literature of Social Classes and the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales. New York: Cambridge U. Press, 1973.

Mann, Jill. Geoffrey Chaucer. Feminist Readings Series. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press International, 1991.

Masri, Heather. "Carnival Laughter in the 'Pardoner's Tale'." Medieval Perspectives 10 (1995-96): 148-56.

McCall, John P. Chaucer Among the Gods: The Poetics of Classical Myth. University Park: Penn State Press, 1979.

Mertens-Fonck, Paule. "Life and Fiction in the Canterbury Tales: A New Perspective," in Piero Boitani and Anna torti, eds. Poetics: Theory and Practice in Medieval English Literature. J.A.W. Bennett Memorial Lectures, 7th ser. Woodbridge: D.S. Brewer, 1991: 105-115.

Miller, Robert P. "Augustinian Wisdom and Eloquence in the F-Fragment of the Canterbury Tales." Mediaevalia 4 (1978): 245-75.

Miller, Robert P. "Chaucer's Pardoner, the Scriptural Eunuch, and the Pardoner's Tale." Speculum30 (1955): 180-99.

Miller, Robert P. "Constancy Humanized: Trivet's Constance and the Man of Law's Custance'" Costerus n.s. 3 (1975): 49-71.

Miller, Robert P. "The Epicurean Homily on Marriage by Chaucer's Franklin," Mediaevalia 6 (1980): 151-186.

Miller, Robert P. "The Wife of Bath's Tale and Medieval Exempla." English Literary History 32 (1965): 442-56.

Minnis, Alastair. "Reclaiming the Pardoner." Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 33 (2003): 311-34.

Mitchell, Charles. "The Worthiness of Chaucer's Knight." Modern Language Quarterly 25 (1964): 66-75.

Moore, Bruce. "The Reeve's Rusty Blade." Medium Aevum 58 (1989): 304-12.

Morgan, Gerald. "The Design of the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales." English Studies 59 (1978): 481-98.

Morgan, Gerald. "Moral and Social Identity and the Idea of Pilgrimage in the General Prologue." Chaucer Review 37.4 (2003): 285-314.

Morgan, Gerald. "The Universality of the Portraits in the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales." English Studies 58 (1977): 481-93.

Muscatine, Charles. Chaucer and the French Tradition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969.

Muscatine, Charles. "Chaucer's Religion and the Chaucer Religion." In Ruth Morse and Barry Windeatt, eds. Chaucer Traditions: Studies in Honour of Derek Brewer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990: 249-62.

Mustanoja, Tauno F. "The Suggestive Use of Christian Names in Middle English Poetry." in Medieval Literature and Folklore Studies: Essays in Honor of Francis Lee Utley. Ed. Jerome Mandel and Bruce A. Rosenberg. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1970: 51-76.

Myles, Robert. Chaucerian Realism. Woodbridge, Suffolk : D.S. Brewer, 1994.

Nolan, Barbara. Chaucer and the Tradition of the Roman Antique. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Lit. 15. Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 1992.

North, J. D. Chaucer's Universe. Oxford: Clarendon, 1988.

O'Brien, Timothy D. "Seductive Violence and Three Chaucerian Women." CITE . COLLEGE28.2 (2001): 178-96. (about the Wife of Bath, the Prioress, and the wife in "The Shipman's Tale")

Oerlmans, Onno. "The Seriousness of The Nun's Priest's Tale." Chaucer Review 26, #3 (1992): 317-328.

Olson, Glending. "The End of the Summoner's Tale and the Uses of Pentecost." Studies in the Age of Chaucer 21 (1999): 209-45.

Olson, Paul A. "Chaucer's Merchant and January's 'Hevene in Erthe Heere.'" ELH 28 (1961): 203-14.

Olson, Paul A. "Poetic Justice in the Miller's Tale," Modern Language Quarterly 24 (1963): 227-36.

Olson, Paul A. "The Reeve's Tale: Chaucer's Measure for Measure." Studies in Philology 59 (1962): 1-17.

Ortego, James. "Gerveys Joins the Fun: A Note on Viritoot in the Miller's Tale. Chaucer Review 37.3 (2003): 275-284.

Osborn, Marijane. "Transgressive Word and Image in Chaucer's Enshrined Coillons Passage." Chaucer Review 73.4 (2003): 365-384.

Owen, Charles A. "The Alternative Reading of The Canterbury Tales: Chaucer's Text and the Early Manuscripts." PMLA 97 (1982): 237-50.

Parker, David. "Can We Trust the Wife of Bath?" Chaucer Review 4 (1970): 90-98.

Patterson, Lee. Chaucer and the Subject of History. Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1991.

Patterson, Lee. "Chaucerian Confession: Penitential Literature and the Pardoner." Medievalia et Humanistica 7 (1976): 158-173.

Patterson, Lee. "Historical Criticism and the Development of Chaucer Studies" in his Negotiating the Past: the Historical Understanding of Medieval Literature. Madison: U. of Wisconsin Press, 1987: 3-39.

Payne, Robert O. Geoffrey Chaucer. Boston: Twayne, 1986.

Pearsall, Derek. "Chaucer's Pardoner: The Death of a Salesman." Chaucer Review 17 (1983): 358-365.

Pearsall, Derek "'If heaven be on this earth, it is in a cloister or in school': The Monastic Ideal in Later Medieval English Literature." In Rosemary Horrox and Sarah Rees Jones, eds. Pragmatic Utopias: Ideals and Communities, 1200-1630. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001: 11-25. (about the depiction of monks in "The General Prologue," "The Monk's Tale," and "The Shipman's Tale")

Pearsall, Derek. The Life of Geoffrey Chaucer. Oxford: Blackwell, 1995.

Peck, Russell. "Number Symbolism in the Prologue to Chaucer's Parson's Tale." English Studies 48 (1967): 205-15.

Portnoy, Phyllis. "Beyond the Gothic Cathedral: Post-Modern Reflections in the Canterbury Tales." Chaucer Review 28 #3 (1994): 279-292.

Pratt, John. Chaucer and War. Lanham: University Press of America, 2000.

Pratt, John. "Was Chaucer's Knight Really a Mercenary?" Chaucer Review 22, #1 (1987): 8-27.

Pratt, Robert A. "Chaucer and the Hand that Fed Him," Speculum 41 (1966): 619-42.
(on The Canterbury Tales glosses, esp. in the Wife's Prologue and Tale)

Puhvel, Martin. "The Wife of Bath's Remedies of Love" Chaucer Review 20 (1986): 307-312.

Pulsiano, Phillip.  "The Twelve-Spoked Wheel of the Summoner's Tale." Chaucer Review 29 (1995): 382-89.

Reiss, Edmund. "The Pilgrimage Narrative and the Canterbury Tales." Studies in Philology 67 (1970): 295-305.

Richardson, Gudrun. "The Old Man in Chaucer's Pardoner's Tale: An Interpretative Study of His Identity and Meaning." Neophilologus 87 (2003): 323-37.

Rigby, S.H. "The Wife of Bath, Christine de Pizan, and the Medieval Case for Women." Chaucer Review, Vol. 35, #2 (2000): 133-165.

Robertson, D.W., Jr. "The Concept of Courtly Love as an Impediment to the Understanding of Medieval Texts." In The Meaning of Courtly Love. Ed. F.X. Newman. Albany: SUNY Press, 1968, 1-18.

Robertson, D.W., Jr. "The Doctrine of Charity in Mediaeval Literary Gardens: A Topical Approach through Symbolism and Allegory." Speculum26 (1951): 24-49.

Robertson, D.W., Jr. Essays in Medieval Culture. Princeton: Princeton U. Press, 1980.
(A collection of many of Robertson's articles, including some listed here.)

Robertson, D.W., Jr. "Historical Criticism." in English Institute Essays. A.S. Downer, ed. N.Y.: Columbia University Press, 1951: 3-31.

Robertson, D.W., Jr. "The Physician's Comic Tale." Chaucer Review 23, #2 (1988): 129-139.

Robertson, D.W., Jr. "Some Disputed Chaucerian Terminology." Speculum 52 (1977): 571- 81.

Robertson, D.W., Jr. "Some Medieval Terminology with Special Reference to Chrétien de Troyes." Studies in Philology 48 (1951): 669-92.

Robertson, D.W., Jr. "Why the Devil Wears Green."  Modern Language Notes 69 (1954): 470-72.

Rogers, P. Burwell. "The Names of the Canterbury Pilgrims." Names 16 (1968): 339-46.

Rogers, William, and Paul Dower. "Thinking About Money in Chaucer's Shipman's Tale." In Robert G. Benson and Susan J. Ridyard, eds. New Readings of Chaucer's Poetry. Rochester, N.Y., and Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2003: 119-38.

Rothwell, William. "The Trilingual England of Geoffrey Chaucer," Studies in the Age of Chaucer 16 (1994): 45-67.

Rudat, Wolfgang E.H. Earnest Exuberance in Chaucer's Poetics: Textual Games in the Canterbury Tales. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1993.

Ruggiers, Paul, ed. Editing Chaucer: The Great Tradition. Norman, OK: Pilgrim Books, 1984.

Ruud, Jay. "Many a Song and a Lecherous Lay": Tradition and Individuality in Chaucer's Lyric Poetry. Garland, 1995.

Sayers, William. "Chaucer's Shipman and the Law Marine." Chaucer Review 37.2 (2002): 145-158.

Scanlon, Larry. Narrative, Authority, and Power: the Medieval Exemplum and the Chaucerian Tradition. Cambridge; New York, N.Y.: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Shannon, Edgar Finley. Chaucer and the Roman Poets. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1929.

Sheps, Walter. "'Up roos oure Hoost, and was oure aller cok': Harry Bailly's Tale-Telling Competition." Chaucer Review 10 (1975): 113-28.

Shoaf, R. A. "Dante, Chaucer, and the Currency of the Word." (available on the World Wide Web at < ccw.html>)

Smarr, Janet Levarie. Boccaccio and Fiammetta: the Narrator as Lover. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986.

Spearing, A. C. "The Canterbury Tales IV: Exemplum and Fable." In Piero Boitani and Jill Mann, eds. The Cambridge Chaucer Companion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986: 159-77. (About "The Friar's Tale," "The Pardoner's Tale," "The Nun's Priest's Tale," and "The Manicple's Tale")

Spearing, A.C. The Knight's Tale. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1966.

Spearing, A. C. "Narrative Voice : The Case of Chaucer's Man of Law's Tale." New Literary History 32 (2001): 715-46.

Steadman, John. "Chaucer's Thirty Pilgrims and the Activa Vita." Neophilologus 45 (1961): 224-30.

Stock, Lorraine. "The Two Mayings in Chaucer's Knight's Tale: Convention and Invention." Journal of English and Germanic Philology 85 (1986): 206-21.

Stretter, Robert. "Rewriting Perfect Friendship in Chaucer's Knight's Tale and Lydgate's Fabula Duorum Mercatorum. Chaucer Review 37.3 (2003): 234-252.

Strohm, Paul. Social Chaucer. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Press, 1989.

Tupper, Frederick. "The Quarrels of the Canterbury Pilgrims." Journal of English and Germanic Philology 14 (1915): 256-70.

Turner, Frederick. "A Structuralist Interpretation of the Knight's Tale." Chaucer Review 8 (1974): 279-96.

Volk-Birke, Sabine. Chaucer and Medieval Preaching: Rhetoric for Listeners in Sermons and Poetry. Tubingen: Gunter Narr, 1991.

Wagenknecht, Edward, ed. Chaucer: Modern Essays in Criticism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1959. (Includes George Lyman Kittredge's "Chaucer's Discussion of Marriage," 188-215; rpt. from Modern Philology 9 (1912): 435-67.)

Wallace, David. Chaucerian Polity : Absolutist Lineages and Associational Forms in England and Italy. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1997.

Waters, Claire M. "Holy Duplicity: The Preacher's Two Faces." Studies in the Age of Chaucer 24 (2002) 24: 75-113. (about the Pardoner and Parson)

Wasserman, Julian N. "Both Fixed and Free: Language and Destiny in Chaucer's Knight's Tale and Troilus and Criseyde" in Sign, Sentence, Discourse: Language in Medieval Thought and Literature. Julian N. Wasserman and Lois Roney, eds. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1989.

Wasserman, Julian N. and Robert Blanch, eds. Chaucer in the Eighties. Syracuse: University of Syracuse Press, 1986.

Weisl, Angela Jane. Conquering the Reign of Femeny: Gender and Genre in Chaucer's Romance. Chaucer Studies 22. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1995.

Wetherbee, Winthrop. Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Wilcockson, Colin. "A Note on Chaucer's Prioress and Her Literary Kinship with the Wife of Bath." Medium Aevum 61 (1992): 92-96.

Wilcockson, Colin. "The Opening of Chaucer's General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales: A Diptych." Review of English Studies 50: 345-50, 1999.

Wilson, Katharina M. and Elizabeth M. Makowski. Wykked Wyves and the Woes of Marriage. Albany: SUNY Press, 1990.

Wood, Chauncey. "Chaucer's Use of Signs in His Portrait of the Prioress." In Signs and Symbols in Chaucer's Poetry. Eds. John P. Hermann and John J. Burke, Jr. Alabama: U of Alabama, 1981.

Yamamoto, Dorothy. "'Noon Oother Incubus But He': Lines 878-81 in the Wife of Bath's Tale." Chaucer Review 28, #3 (1994): 275-278.

Yaw, Yvonne. "Students' Study Guides and the Wife of Bath." Chaucer Review, Vol. 35, #3 (2001): 318-332.