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For all their differences in contexts, Chaucer and at least two of his contemporaries have taken up the instruction as privilege for granting us a place to stand to look—even, perhaps, to see. In chapter 1, I take The Nun’s Priest’s Tale as a test case for demonstrating how a writer might usurp bookspace to teach us to read new practices by exploiting, even violating, old, familiar boundaries. While The Nun’s Priest’s Tale—as narrative—is materially local in its mapping, its vista is wide—threatening and promising.

65 For my purposes the image raises important questions about what appropriations of pedagogical space Chaucer and I N T RO DU C T ION 33 two of his contemporaries—the Perle-poet and The Cloud of Unknowing author—hope for in their writings. Clearly, such texts available in the fourteenth century were sites of instruction. For all their differences in contexts, Chaucer and at least two of his contemporaries have taken up the instruction as privilege for granting us a place to stand to look—even, perhaps, to see.

That is located ‘at home’ ” (103). In other words, we are conscious of events in what de Certeau describes as a “practiced place” (117). These “movements of time, plot, and history” are precisely the materials of Chauntecleer’s adventure. This “matrix of relationships” (Bakhtin, 102) is in place when Reynard is called to court to answer for his wickedness to those gathered against him. We gather there and know—from our “contractual proximity” as readers or perhaps as proxy citizens—what rhetoric to expect.

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