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Beidler, Peter G. "William Cartwright, Washington Irving, and the 'Truth': A Shadow Allusion to Chaucer's Canon's Yeoman's Tale." 29 (1995): 434-39.
The epigraph to Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" borrows from Chaucer's Canon's Yeoman's Tale, though Irving was probably not aware of the derivation of his quotation. Rather, he took the epigraph from a seventeenth-century play by William Cartwright. Irving treats the subject of truth in a manner similar to that of Chaucer.
Boswell, Jackson Campbell, and Sylvia Wallace Holton. "References to the Canterbury Tales." 29 (1995): 311-36.
As a result of updating Caroline Spurgeon's 500 Years of Chaucer Criticism and Allusions for the Short-Title Catalogue, Boswell and Holton found a number of previously unnoticed references to the characters, both pilgrims and characters in the tales themselves. Their findings are listed in this article.
Boswell, Jackson Campbell, and Sylvia Wallace Holton. "References to Troilus, Criseyde, and Pandarus." 29 (1994): 93-109.
As a result of updating Caroline Spurgeon's 500 Years of Chaucer Criticism and Allusions for the Short-Title Catalogue, Boswell and Holton found a number of previously unnoticed references to the primary characters in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde. The list presented in this article refers only to those items not previously mentioned.
Golden, Samuel A. "Chaucer in Minsheu's Guide into the Tongues." 4 (1969): 49-54.
The entries under "C" and "D" in the Guide indicate that Chaucer was better known in the seventeenth century than previously thought. Also, the disproportionately large number of entries under "C" and "D" suggest that Brian Twyne supported the volume and worked on it.
Johnson, James D. "Identifying Chaucer Allusions, 1953-1980: An Annotated Bibliography." 19 (1984): 62-86.
In this annotated bibliography of works alluding to Chaucer, analogues have been excluded.
Johnson, James D. "Identifying Chaucer Allusions, 1981-1990: An Annotated Bibliography." 29 (1994): 194-203.
This annotated bibliography is intended to supplement the annotated bibliography that appeared in The Chaucer Review 19 (1984): 62-86. As in the first bibliography of works alluding to Chaucer, analogues have been excluded, and a distinction has been made between allusion and influence.
Winstead, Karen A. "John Capgrave and the Chaucer Tradition." 30 (1996): 389-400.
Although Capgrave never directly refers to Chaucer, analysis of Capgrave's Life of St. Katherine of Alexandria indicates that he had some familiarity with Troilus and Criseyde and the Canterbury Tales. Capgrave's portrait of Katherine approaches the same question of the place of women in society which Chaucer examines in Troilus and Criseyde. Though Katherine is a saint and Criseyde is not, Katherine shares a number of qualities with Criseyde, including a reading mentality. Capgrave also follows in Chaucer's footsteps where he apologizes for the places where his work lacks something, when he claims to be a translator instead of a creative writer, and when he assures his reader that his account of Katherine's life is accurate. Capgrave discusses several issues that were not considered appropriate to discuss with the laity, but by creating an extremely intrusive narrator he avoids any authorial responsibility and censure. Though the ending of the Life of St. Katherine is complex, like the ending of Troilus and Criseyde, Capgrave reminds readers of authorial troubles, not of the transition from earthly to spiritual existence. Capgrave also expresses concern with how later readers will perceive what he writes.