restricted access   Volume 31, 2009

Table of Contents

The Presidential Address

Cosmopolitan Chaucer, or, The Uses of Local Culture

pp. 3-21

The Biennial Chaucer Lecture

Chaucerian Vernaculars

pp. 25-51


Little Nothings: The Squire’s Tale and the Ambition of Gadgets

pp. 53-80

Desire in the Canterbury Tales: Sovereignty and Mastery Between the Wife and Clerk

pp. 81-108

The Scribe of Bodleian Library MS Bodley 619 and the Circulation of Chaucer’s Treatise on the Astrolabe

pp. 109-124

English Historical Narratives of Jewish Child-Murder, Chaucer’s Prioress’s Tale, and the Date of Chaucer’s Unknown Source

pp. 125-140

Composing the King, 1390–1391: Gower’s Ricardian Rhetoric

pp. 141-173

Harley Lyrics and Hereford Clerics: The Implications of Mobility, c. 1300–1351

pp. 175-230

Courtly Aesthetics and Courtly Ethics in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

pp. 231-265

William Thorpe’s Narrative Theology

pp. 267-299


The Penn Commentary on “Piers Plowman. Vol. 5: C Passus 20–22; B Passus 18–20, and: The Penn Commentary on “Piers Plowman.” Vol. 1: C Prologue–Passus 4; B Prologue–Passus 4; A Prologue–Passus 4 (review)

pp. 301-304

Reading in the Wilderness: Private Devotion and Public Performance in Late Medieval England (review)

pp. 304-307

Looking Inward: Devotional Reading and the Private Self in Late Medieval England (review)

pp. 307-310

The Poetry of Praise (review)

pp. 311-313

Hybridity, Identity, and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain: On Difficult Middles (review)

pp. 314-318

Literature and Heresy in the Age of Chaucer (review)

pp. 318-321

Chaucer from Prentice to Poet: The Metaphors of Love in Dream Visions and “Troilus and Criseyde.” (review)

pp. 321-324

Lydgate Matters: Poetry and Material Culture in the Fifteenth Century (review)

pp. 324-327

Writing Masculinity in the Later Middle Ages (review)

pp. 327-330

Julian of Norwich: The Influence of Late-Medieval Devotional Compilations (review)

pp. 331-333

History in the Comic Mode: Medieval Communities and the Matter of Person (review)

pp. 333-337

Parliament and Literature in Late Medieval England (review)

pp. 337-340

Later Medieval English Literature (review)

pp. 340-342

Women Readers in the Middle Ages (review)

pp. 342-345

The Sources of Chaucer’s Poetics (review)

pp. 345-348

Symbolic Caxton: Literary Culture and Print Capitalism (review)

pp. 348-351

Chaucer’s Boece: A Critical Edition Based on Cambridge University Library MS Ii.3.21, ff. 9r–180v (review)

pp. 351-353

Fallible Authors: Chaucer’s Pardoner and Wife of Bath (review)

pp. 353-357

The Creation of Lancastrian Kingship: Literature, Language, and Politics in Late Medieval England (review)

pp. 357-361

Sexuality and Its Queer Discontents in Middle English Literature (review)

pp. 361-364

Men and Masculinities in Chaucer’s “Troilus and Criseyde.” (review)

pp. 364-367

Literature and Complaint in England, 1272–1553 (review)

pp. 367-370

Burning to Read: English Fundamentalism and Its Reformation Opponents (review)

pp. 370-374

The Sea and Medieval English Literature (review)

pp. 374-378

The Visual Object of Desire in Late Medieval England (review)

pp. 378-381

Middle English (review)

pp. 381-384

Memory’s Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England (review)

pp. 384-387

Humanism, Reading, and English Literature, 1430–1530 (review)

pp. 388-391

Singing the New Song: Literacy and Literature in Late Medieval England (review)

pp. 392-394

Books Received

Books Received

pp. 395-397

An Annotated Chaucer Bibliography

An Annotated Chaucer Bibliography, 2007

pp. 401-490

Author Index—Bibliography

pp. 491-497

Program, Sixteenth International Congress

The New Chaucer Society Sixteenth International Congress July 17–22, 2008 Swansea University

pp. 499-523



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