Carolyn Collette

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Carolyn Collette
Occupation Professor
Nationality United States
Genre Medieval literature
Notable works Species, Phantasms and Images: Vision and Medieval Psychology in the Canterbury Tales

Carolyn P. Collette is an American literary critic and a specialist in medieval literature, particularly Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. She is Professor Emeritus of English Language and Literature at Mount Holyoke College, and a Research Associate at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York, in England.

Background[edit]

Collette received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Books[edit]

  • Species, Phantasms and Images: Vision and Medieval Psychology in the Canterbury Tales. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2001.
  • Finding Common Ground: A Guide to Personal, Professional and Public Writing, with Richard Johnson, 2nd ed. (New York: Addison Wesley Longman), 1997.

Articles[edit]

  • "A Closer Look at Seinte Cecile's Special Vision," The Chaucer Review, 10, 1976, 337-49.
  • "Sense and Sensibility in The Prioress' Tale," The Chaucer Review, 15, 1981, 138-150.
  • "Ubi Peccaverant, Ibi Punirentur: The Oak Tree and The Pardoner's Tale," The Chaucer Review, 19, 1985, 39-45.
  • "Umberto Eco, Semiotics and The Merchant's Tale," The Chaucer Review, 24, 1989, 132-38.
  • "Chaucer and Victorian Medievalism: Culture and Society," Poetica: An International Journal of Linguistic-Literary Studies, Vol. 29-30, 1989, 115-125.
  • "Chaucer's Discourse of Mariology," in Art and Context in Late Medieval English Narrative, ed. Robert Edwards, by D.S. Brewer, 1994, 127-147.
  • "Heeding the Counsel of Prudence: A Context for the Melibee," The Chaucer Review, 29, 1995, 416-433.

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