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Introduction: ‘The craft so long to lerne…’
C.W.R.D. Moseley

Chapter 1. ‘And gret wel Chaucer whan ye mete’: Chaucer’s Earliest Readers, Addresses and Audiences
Sebastian Sobecki

Chapter 2. Unhap, Misadventures, Infortune: Chaucer’s Vocabulary of Mischance
Helen Cooper

Chapter 3. Chaucer’s Tears
Barry Windeatt

Chapter 4. In Appreciation of Metrical Abnormality: Headless Lines and Initial Inversion in Chaucer
Ad Putter

Chapter 5. Blanche, Two Chaucers and the Stanley Family: Rethinking the Reception of The Book of the Duchess
Simon Meecham-Jones

Chapter 6. ‘Tu Numeris Elementa Ligas’: The Consolation of Nature’s Numbers in Parlement of Foulys
C.W.R.D. Moseley

Chapter 7. Troilus and Criseyde and the ‘Parfit Blisse of Love’
Simone Fryer-Bovair

Chapter 8. Hateful Contraries in ‘The Merchant’s Tale
John M. Fyler

Chapter 9. String Theory and ‘The Man of Law’s Tale’: Where is Constancy?
William A. Quinn

Chapter 10. The Pardoner’s Passing and How It Matters: Gender, Relics and Speech Acts
Alex da Costa

Chapter 11. ‘Double Sorrow’: The Complexity of Compaint in Chaucer’s Anelida and Arcite and Henryson’s Testament of Cresseid
Jackie Tasioulas


Engaging with Chaucer

Practice, Authority, Reading

Edited by C.W.R.D. Moseley

226 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-999-0 Hb Published (November 2020)

eISBN 978-1-78920-476-6 eBook