I'll be teaching The Canterbury Tales for the first time in a couple of years in spring, and once again, I'd like to ask the real medievalists out there for some suggestions for reading over break.
What one or two newish books (or articles) should I read to help me prepare again? What's the latest and coolest Chaucer stuff I should look at?
I was thinking of Kolve's Telling Images: Chaucer and the Imagery of Narrative II. But I may be biased.
Thanks in advance for your help.
One other thing: there's a post phud person teaching some comp classes here (and I assume, being on the market) who's a medievalist but not had a chance to actually teach any Chaucer. So, I've invited hir to teach a class or a tale (hir preference). I thought I'd also try to mentor a bit re setting up a CT course. What should I think about specifically to help hir gain some experience?