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Palimpsests and the literary imagination of medieval England : collected essays

Author: Leo M Carruthers; Raeleen Chai-Elsholz; Tatjana Silec
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Witnesses to the disappearance of a text, palimpsest manuscripts bear the marks of their own genesis, for their original inscription was rubbed out and written over on the same parchment. Erasure is a prerequisite of reinscription; destruction paves the way for renewal. Thus the palimpsest is an image of the processes of revision and accretion which shape medieval literary production. This collection explores  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leo M Carruthers; Raeleen Chai-Elsholz; Tatjana Silec
ISBN: 9780230100268 0230100260
OCLC Number: 500819563
Notes: Dedicated to André Crépin on the occasion of his eightieth birthday.
Description: xx, 267 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Homage to André Crépin, membre de l'institut, honorary OBE --
Introduction : Palimpsests and "palimpsestuous" reinscriptions / Raeleen Chai-Elsholz --
pt. I. Permanence and Impermanence of Writing on the Page --
1. An Anglo-Saxon Palimpsest from Fleury : Orleans, Bibliotheque Municipale MS 342 (290) / Adrian Papahagi --
2. Recovering Anglo-Saxon Erasures : Some Questions, Tools, and Techniques / Peter A. Stokes --
3. Some Psalter Glosses in Their Immediate Context / Jane Roberts --
4. The Palimpsest and Old English Homiletic Composition / Paul E. Szarmach --
5. "Ic Beda"..."Cwæð Beda" : Reinscribing Bede in the Old English Historia ecclesiastica gentis anglorum / Sharon M. Rowley --
6. Vernacular Engravings in Late Medieval England / Florence Bourgne --
pt. II. Impermanence and Accumulation in the Literary Imagination --
7. Rewriting Genres : Beowulf as Epic Romance / Leo Carruthers --
8. Palimpsestic Philomela : Reinscription in Chaucer's "Legend of Philomela" / Gila Aloni --
9. The Middle English Breton Lays and the Mists of Origin / Claire Vial --
10. Enquiries into the Textual History of the Seventeenth-Century Sir Lambewell (London, British Library, Additional 27897) / Colette Stevanovitch --
11. Elucidations : Bringing to Light the Aesthetic Underwriting of the Matiere de Bretagne in John Boorman's Excalibur / Jean-Marc Elsholz.
Series Title: New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: edited by Leo Carruthers, Raeleen Chai-Elsholz, and Tatjana Silec.
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“These eleven original essays scrutinize the subject of the palimpsest, both literal and metaphorical, from a series of different angles and generate a rich and thought-provoking array of examples of different types of recycling and layering in verbal and visual texts from the Old English period...
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