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Walsingham in literature and culture from the Middle Ages to modernity

Author: Dominic Janes; Gary F Waller
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Routledge, 2016.
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Walsingham was medieval England's most important shrine to the Virgin Mary and a popular pilgrimage site. For nearly a thousand years, it has been the subject of, or referred to in, music, poetry and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dominic Janes; Gary F Waller
ISBN: 9781351874038 1351874039 9781351874045 1351874047
OCLC Number: 965543060
Description: 1 online resource (268 pages)
Contents: Preface; Introduction: Walsingham, landscape, sexuality, and cultural memory, Dominic Janes and Gary Waller. Part I Landscape and the Sacred: Walsingham's local genius: Norfolk's 'newe Nazareth', Stella A. Singer; Pilgrimage at Walsingham on the eve of the Reformation: speculations on a 'splendid diversity' only dimly perceived, Michael P. Carroll; Waste space: pilgrim badges, Ophelia, and Walsingham remembered, Susan Signe Morrison; From the Holy Family to the Sidney and Lee-Warner families: the Protestantization of Walsingham, Gary Waller; Engaging visions? Sites and sights in contemporary pilgrimage to Walsingham, Simon Coleman. Part II The Body and Sexuality: St Anne and her Walsingham daughter, Carole Hill; The Virgin's 'pryvytes': Walsingham and the late medieval sexualization of the Virgin, Gary Waller; Walsingham and inter-war Anglo-Catholicism, Nigel Yates; Queer Walsingham, Dominic Janes. Part III Cultural Memory: Architecture, Literature, Music: Walsingham and the architecture of English history, John Twyning; Return of the Sacred Virgin: memory, loss, and restoration in Shakespeare's later plays, Susan Dunn-Hensley; 'Bare ruin'd quires, where late the sweet birds sang': covert speech in William Byrd's 'Walsingham' variations, Bradley Brookshire; 'Met I with an old bald mare': lust, misogyny, and the early modern Walsingham ballads, Alison A. Chapman; The poetics of incarnation: T.S. Eliot's 'shrine' and Robert Lowell's Walsingham, Barry Spurr; Select bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Dominic Janes, Gary Waller.


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