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Medieval English poetry

Author: Stephanie Trigg
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1993.
Series: Longman critical readers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The essays in this volume consider a range of poetic texts written in England between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries, with the exception of works by Chaucer, and represent some of the exciting new developments in medieval studies over the last twenty years. The collection explores and interrogates the established canon of Middle English poetry and includes several studies of two major poems, Sir Gawain and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Medieval English poetry.
London ; New York : Longman, 1993
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Trigg
ISBN: 0582082609 9780582082601 0582082617 9780582082618
OCLC Number: 27814138
Description: ix, 299 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Medieval Poetry and Literary Criticism. The critical traditions of medieval poetry. Defining the medieval, and the medievalist. Non-Chaucerian Poetry? Contemporary criticism --
2. The Idea of Public Poetry in the Reign of Richard II / Anne Middleton --
3. Imagination and Traditional Ideologies in Piers Plowman / David Aers --
4. Truth's Treasure: Allegory and Meaning in Piers Plowman / Laurie A. Finke --
5. The Genres of Piers Plowman / Steven Justice --
6. Price and Value in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Jill Mann --
7. Leaving Morgan Aside: Women, History and Revisionism in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Sheila Fisher --
8. The Narrator in The Owl and the Nightingale: A Reader in the Text / R. Barton Palmer --
9. The Romance of Kingship: Havelok the Dane / Sheila Delany --
10. The Rhetoric of Excess in Winner and Waster / Stephanie Trigg --
11. English, Latin, and the Text as 'Other': The Page as Sign in the Work of John Gower / Robert F. Yeager. 12. The Romance of History and the Alliterative Morte Arthure / Lee Patterson --
13. The Flower and the Leaf and The Assembly of Ladies: Is There a (Sexual) Difference? / Alexandra A.T. Barratt --
14. Why was Lady Isabel and the Elf-Knight the Most Popular Ballad in Europe? / Stephen Knight.
Series Title: Longman critical readers.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Stephanie Trigg.


Critical readings of a range of English poetry written between the 12th and 15th centuries (excluding Chaucer). These essays examine literary criticism and critical methodology, and the ways in which  Read more...


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