Since fornis study focuses on chaucers contemporary popular afterlife as opposed to academic analysis of the poets oeuvre her approach presupposes a good command of modern popular culture theory which is brought to bear on the discussion of the individual works. Chaucers afterlife adaptations in recent popular culture by kathleen forni review helen young parergon volume 31 number 1 2014 pp 207 209 review. This study explores chaucers present day cultural reputation by way of popular culture in just the past two decades his texts have been adapted to a wide variety of popular genres including television stage comic book hip hop science fiction horror romance and crime fiction this cultural . In this comprehensive study of the last two decades of chaucerian adaptation and appropriation in popular culture kathleen forni argues that chaucers popular reception does not simply reflect but actively contributes to the vitality of his contemporary canonicity 3. Her new book chaucers afterlift adaptations in recent popular culture traces chaucers popular reception during a similarly focused period of time the last two decades
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