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The Oxford handbook of medieval literature in English

Author: Elaine M Treharne; Greg Walker
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The study of medieval literature has experienced a revolution in the last two decades, which has reinvigorated many parts of the discipline and changed the shape of the subject in relation to the scholarship of the previous generation. 'New' texts (laws and penitentials, women's writing, drama records), innovative fields and objects of study (the history of the book, the study of space and the body, medieval  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine M Treharne; Greg Walker
ISBN: 9780199229123 0199229120 9780198798088 0198798083
OCLC Number: 613983191
Description: xiii, 774 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Speaking of the medieval / Elaine Treharne --
Literary production. --
Books and manuscripts / A.S.G. Edwards --
Textual copying and transmission / Orietta Da Rold --
The professionalization of writing / Simon Horobin --
Writing, authority, and bureaucracy / Nicholas Perkins --
The impact of print : the perceived worth of the printed book in England, 1476-1575 / Elizabeth Evenden --
Literary consumption. --
Literature and the cultural elites / Ralph Hanna --
The verse of heroes / Jayne Carroll --
Insular romance / Siân Echard --
A York primer and its alphabet : reading women in a lay household / Nicola Mcdonald --
Performing communities : civic religious drama / John J. McGavin --
Literature, clerical and lay. --
Change and continuity : the English sermon before 1250 / Bella Millett --
Authorizing female piety / Diane Watt --
Visions and visionaries / Andrew Galloway --
Writing, heresy, and the anticlerical muse / Mishtooni Bose --
Acquiring wisdom : teaching texts and the lore of the people / Daniel Anlezark --
Literary realities. --
The Yorkshire partisans and the literature of popular discontent / Andrew Prescott --
The Gothic turn and twelfth-century English chronicles / Thomas A. Bredehoft --
Anti-social reform : writing rebellion / Stephen Kelly --
Secular medieval drama / Elisabeth Dutton --
Sweit rois--
delytsum lyllie : metaphorical and real flowers in medieval verse / Gillian Rudd --
Complex identities. --
Authority, constraint, and the writing of the medieval self / Kathryn Kerby-Fulton --
Complex identities : selves and others / Kathy Lavezzo --
The chosen people : spiritual identities / Samantha Zacher --
Individuality / Alcuin Blamires --
Emergent Englishness / Jacqueline Stodnick --
Literary place, space, and time. --
Regions and communities / Helen Fulton --
The city and the text : London literature / Alison Wiggins --
Reading communities / Wendy Scase --
Scottish writing / Elizabeth Elliot --
Places of the imagination : the Gawain-poet / Thorlac Turville-Petre --
Literary journeys. --
Pilgrimages, travel writing, and the medieval exotic / Jeffrey Jerome Cohen --
Britain : ordinary myths and the stories of peoples / Anke Bernau --
Maps and margins : other lands, other peoples / Alfred Hiatt --
Monsters and the exotic in medieval England / Asa Simon Mittman and Susan M. Kim --
Spiritual quest and social space : texts of hard travel for God on Earth and in the heart / Mary Baine Campbell --
Epilogue. --
When did the medieval end : retrospection, foresight, and the end(s) of the English Middle Ages / Greg Walker.
Responsibility: edited by Elaine Treharne and Greg Walker with the assistance of William Green.

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Bringing together the insights of new fields and approaches with those of more familiar texts and methods, this handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the state of Medieval Literature today.  Read more...

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