Peter Brown's A Companion To Medieval English Literature and Culture PDF

By Peter Brown

ISBN-10: 0631219730

ISBN-13: 9780631219736

A spouse to Medieval English Literature and tradition, c.1350-c.1500 demanding situations readers to imagine past a narrowly outlined canon and traditional disciplinary barriers. A ground-breaking choice of newly-commissioned essays on medieval literature and tradition. Encourages scholars to imagine past a narrowly outlined canon and standard disciplinary obstacles. displays the erosion of the conventional, inflexible boundary among medieval and early sleek literature. Stresses the significance of making contexts for studying literature. Explores the level to which medieval literature is in discussion with different cultural items, together with the literature of different international locations, manuscripts and faith. comprises shut readings of frequently-studied texts, together with texts via Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain poet, and Hoccleve. Confronts a number of the controversies that workout scholars of medieval literature, reminiscent of these attached with literary conception, love, and chivalry and struggle.

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Hanawalt and Wallace 1996: x) Indeed, although the majority of the contributors to Bodies and Disciplines are affiliated with programmes in English literary studies, the essays focus primarily on facets of local, institutional and corporeal history. Civil and ecclesiastical court records, guild ordinances and household books are brought to bear upon both written and enacted texts as the authors demonstrate how ‘the freedoms and constraints endured and enjoyed by different bodies, or the same body at different moments’, may be ‘considered as part of greater social strategies’ (xi).

Trotter’s Multilingualism in Later Medieval Britain unites linguists from six nations for a dialogue on (1) multilingual contact (the environments in which English interacted with Welsh, Latin and AngloNorman); (2) linguistic mixing – that is, the functionality of macaronic texts in the business world, the rules governing intratextual code-switching, and the appropriation of phrasal verb structures in literary and non-literary texts; and (3) the general permeability of language use in what was a thoroughly multilingual culture.

Oxford: Clarendon Press. Fourteen essays on various topics in Ricardian literature, honouring the coiner of the term ‘Ricardian Poetry’. ) 1999. Chaucer to Spenser: An Anthology of Writings in English, 1375–1575. Oxford: Blackwell. A survey of writings that articulate the continuity of literary traditions over the period from Chaucer’s Parliament of Fowls to Spenser’s Shepherd’s Calendar. Salih, Sarah 2001. Versions of Virginity in Late Medieval England. Cambridge: Brewer. An examination of professions of female virginity as indicative of medieval attitudes towards gender, identity and the body.

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