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1. Record Number: 11024
Author(s): Bodden, M. C.
Title : Chaucer's "Clerk's Tale": Interrogating "Virtue" through Violence [The author argues that the tale of Griselda should not be read as an allegory of humanity's relationship to God but as Chaucer's critique of hagiography's docile, virtuous heroines. Bodden cites the Envoy as clear evidence of Chaucer's condemnation of violence and in particular the torture of women. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: A Great Effusion of Blood? Interpreting Medieval Violence.   Edited by Mark D. Meyerson, Daniel Thiery, and Oren Falk .   University of Toronto Press, 2004.  Pages 216 - 240.
Year of Publication: 2004.

2. Record Number: 6778
Author(s): Cowgill, Jane.
Title : Chaucer's Missing Children ["In the lyrics, the drama, and in Chaucer's religious tales, then, the sufferings of mothers and children are made analogous to those of Mary and Christ. Children are appropriate, even essential, to this genre because, in their relationships to their mothers, they embody one of the central mysteries of the faith. Conversely, the relationships between fathers and suffering children, while presented as significant in the tales of tragedy and morality, hint at but cannot carry the same spiritual valence. Further, to recapitulate my introductory remarks, children are largely absent from the romances and fabliaux because they would be a hindrance to the internal necessities of those forms. Children are depicted in 'The Canterbury Tales' not according to any principles of realism, but according to their appropriateness to particular literary genres." p. 5 of the electronic version available through Project Muse].
Source: Essays in Medieval Studies , 12., ( 1995):  Pages 1 - 5. and 1-2 (notes) [in the electronic version available through Project Muse]. Issue title: Children and the Family in the Middle Ages.
Year of Publication: 1995.

3. Record Number: 10007
Author(s): Kinkade, Richard P.
Title : Alfonso X, "Cantiga 235," and the Events of 1269-1278 ["Cantiga 235," one of hundreds of lyrics Alfonso wrote in praise of the Virgin Mary, gives a broad historical perspective on the poet’s reign as King of Castile. While the poem praises Mary throughout, it also chronicles a series of personal betrayals and gives insight into the king’s own ill health and suffering. The article includes a detailed account of the major events in Alfonso’s reign, including the execution of his own brother on the charge of sodomy. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Speculum , 67., 2 (April 1992):  Pages 284 - 323.
Year of Publication: 1992.

4. Record Number: 10009
Author(s): Bruckner, Matilda Tomaryn.
Title : Fictions of the Female Voice: The Women Troubadours [Trobairitz (female troubadours) experimented with literary and cultural definitions of sex and gender in their poetry. They manipulated a very conventional form (a male speaker addressing a distant, silent lady) and invented their own distinctive literary versions of the female voice. Even though it is hard to define, the notion of voice in literary texts is a powerful concept for feminist writers. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Speculum , 67., 4 (October 1992):  Pages 865 - 891.
Year of Publication: 1992.

5. Record Number: 9489
Author(s): Phelpstead, Carl.
Title : The “Man of Law's Tale” as a philosophical narrative [The author argues that certain of Chaucer’s tales which are usually considered mainly exemplary in fact explore Boethian philosophical problems of suffering that apply to everyone. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Yearbook of English Studies , 22., ( 1992):  Pages 181 - 189.
Year of Publication: 1992.