A New Companion to Critical Thinking on Chaucer

This New Companion brings together preeminent scholars from around the world: each chapter explores a single word from Chaucer’s corpus to develop readings that explore his aesthetics, complexity, and continued relevance.


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Lynn Shutters

Matthew W. Irvin

Stephanie L. Batkie

This New Companion to Critical Thinking on Chaucer brings together preeminent scholars from around the world and adopts a novel approaching, beginning with the basics: Chaucer’s words. Each chapter explores a single word from the Chaucerian corpus to develop readings that extend across the author’s works. Without being limited to a particular text or theoretical approach, contributors model scholarly thinking in action, posing questions and offering analyses from textual, theoretical, historical, and material approaches. The result is a comprehensive collection of essays that illuminates Chaucer’s aesthetics, philosophical complexity, and continued relevance. Part innovative scholarship, part how-to manual, the volume includes apparatus to help less experienced readers of Chaucer negotiate its contents. In addition to fourteen main essays, the volume also includes three response essays, each modelling how a seasoned scholar uses the chapters to develop his or her own thinking about Chaucer. Thus, the companion offers something to audiences of all levels who wish to read, research, and enjoy Chaucer, his language, and his works.


Introduction, by Stephanie L. Batkie, Matthew W. Irvin, and Lynn Shutters
Foreword, by Christopher Cannon
Consente/Assente, by Fiona Somerset
Entente, by Candace Barrington
Pite, by Glenn Burger
Slider, by David Raybin
Response Essay, by Ardis Butterfield
Merveille, by Tara Williams
Virginite, by Sarah Salih
Swiven, by Helen Barr
Crafte, by Bruce Holsinger
Response Essay, by Simon Horobin
Vertu, by Holly Crocker
Wal, by Marion Turner
Thing, by Steele Nowlin
Blacke, by Cord J. Whitaker
Response Essay, by Carolyn Dinshaw
Auctorite/Auctor, by R. D. Perry
Secular, by Catherine Sanok
Flesh, by Richard H. Godden
Memorie, by Ruth Evans
Response Essay, by Andrew Cole
Appendix 1: Summaries of the Works of Chaucer
Appendix 2: Additional Terms
Appendix 3: Coverage by Term
Appendix 4: Coverage by Work