Fields, Peter John
About the author: Peter John Fields completed his PhD in English at the University of Denver. He teaches Early English Literature and Latin at Missouri Valley College. He is also editor of In Geardagum: Essays on Old and Middle English.2001 0-7734-7509-5
The main focus of this study is Chaucer’s use of the word craft, which in The Canterbury Tales expands beyond mere technical prowess and becomes emblematic of the human predicament, signaling a disjunction between the individual and the world he or she struggles to control through personal expertise and learned tradition. It examines the metaphysics of Chaucer’s epistemology and rhetoric.