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Transporting Chaucer

Helen Barr


What happens when Chaucer turns up where we don’t expect him to be? Transporting Chaucer draws on the work of the British sculptor Antony Gormley alongside more traditional literary scholarship to show that Chaucer’s play with textual history and chronological time prefigures how his poetry becomes incorporate with later (and earlier) texts. The shuttling of bodies, names, and sounds in and amongst works that Chaucer did write anticipates Chaucerian presences in later (and earlier) works that he did not. Chaucer’s characters, including ‘himself’ refuse to stay put in one place and time. Thi ... More

Keywords: Chaucer, Early Modern Drama, Literary history, Sources and analogues, The body, medieval architecture, pilgrimage, codicology, time, names

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091490
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091490.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen Barr, author
University of Oxford