Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Richard L. Lane
Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales are humorous and satiric, but the humor and satire are usually addressed in very general terms by critical scholars. The critical literature regarding humor and satire in general and The Canterbury Tales in particular says little about how the humor and satire work, possibly because both their nature and the operation of their techniques in a work are so difficult to pinpoint and explain. Nevertheless, such an undertaking is possible and worthwhile.
Beeman, Susan E., "Humor and satire in The Canterbury Tales" (1982). Student Work. 3156.