A Companion to Chaucer by Peter Brown

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2 Authority Andrew Galloway In one form or another, notions of authority and Chaucer’s demonstrations of negotiations with it can hardly be avoided in criticism from the mid-1980s through to the early 1990s, and are only somewhat less pervasive thereafter. These issues shape nearly every critical discussion of Chaucer launched in this period, from the gender implications of Chaucer’s textual hermeneutics (Dinshaw 1989), to the situating of his notions of subjectivity in his negotiations with courtly and civic pressures and opportunities (Patterson 1991), to his characters’ disillusioned negotiations with ‘institutions’, understood as any traditional or official discourse (Leicester 1990), to the social and ideological contexts of his dialectic between ‘factional’ and ‘hierarchical’ social visions (Strohm 1989; cf.

Rather, he seemed all too caught up in the pettinesses and intrigues of a dangerous, unstable court, itself a part of a destabilizing world founded on and yet anxious about the codes of chivalry, love and duty it expressed in its literature. Chaucer’s Retraction (ParsT 1081–92) In his own work Chaucer seems to have demonstrated a remarkable prescience about many of the issues that would arise in response to his writing. In the Retraction at the end of the Canterbury Tales, in the House of Fame and in the lyric addressed to Adam Scriveyn, he identifies three topics that seem to cause him anxiety: concern with the tone and subject of his work, concern for the mutability of fame and the status of the great author, and concern about the faithful transmission of his text.

Rather, he seemed all too caught up in the pettinesses and intrigues of a dangerous, unstable court, itself a part of a destabilizing world founded on and yet anxious about the codes of chivalry, love and duty it expressed in its literature. Chaucer’s Retraction (ParsT 1081–92) In his own work Chaucer seems to have demonstrated a remarkable prescience about many of the issues that would arise in response to his writing. In the Retraction at the end of the Canterbury Tales, in the House of Fame and in the lyric addressed to Adam Scriveyn, he identifies three topics that seem to cause him anxiety: concern with the tone and subject of his work, concern for the mutability of fame and the status of the great author, and concern about the faithful transmission of his text.

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