Cynthia A. Rogers"

 
 

Articles:

 
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“Buried in an Hert: French Poetics and the Ends of Genre in Chaucer’s ‘The Complaint Unto Pity.’” The Chaucer Review. Forthcoming April 2016.

I point out a previously overlooked pattern of key word repetition that Chaucer uses throughout his shorter love poems. His deliberate over-use of it in “Pity” creates a poem that is simultaneously an affectionate homage and a parody of fine amor love lyrics.

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“The Querelle des Femmes in the Findern MS (CUL Ff.1.6)" — Work in Progress

My article argues that, though the Findern MS has long been a site of scholarly discussion of potential female authorship, its interest in the agency of women is due to the coherence of its selection of Querelle des Femmes (Nature of Women Debate) texts. The positive depiction of women within its longer texts by Chaucer and Gower and the number of original lyrics with female narrative voices are part of the Derbyshire gentry's literary consideration of women.

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“A New Reconstruction for BL MS Harley 913.” — Work in Progress

This article builds on earlier attempts to reconstruct the original order of BL MS Harley 913, a disarranged fourteenth-century friar’s commonplace book. By adding my own examination of the binding and folding order of the manuscript with a previously unconsidered list of items copied from Harley 913 into a sixteenth-century miscellany, I am able to present a reconstruction that fits both the codicological and textual evidence.

 
 

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