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A spouse to Medieval English Literature and tradition, c.1350-c.1500 demanding situations readers to imagine past a narrowly outlined canon and standard disciplinary barriers. A ground-breaking selection of newly-commissioned essays on medieval literature and tradition. Encourages scholars to imagine past a narrowly outlined canon and traditional disciplinary barriers. displays the erosion of the normal, inflexible boundary among medieval and early smooth literature. Stresses the significance of making contexts for interpreting literature. Explores the level to which medieval literature is in discussion with different cultural items, together with the literature of alternative nations, manuscripts and faith. comprises shut readings of frequently-studied texts, together with texts through Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain poet, and Hoccleve. Confronts a few of the controversies that workout scholars of medieval literature, resembling these attached with literary thought, love, and chivalry and conflict.
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An examination of professions of female virginity as indicative of medieval attitudes towards gender, identity and the body. Saunders, Corinne 2001. Rape and Ravishment in the Literature of Medieval England. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer. An exploration of attitudes about rape and abduction. Strohm, Paul 1998. England’s Empty Throne: Usurpation and the Language of Legitimation, 1399– 1422. New Haven: Yale University Press. An exploration of the complex response of Lancastrian rulers and subjects to the deposition and murder of Richard II.
A reading of Chaucer, Julian of Norwich and Langland as participants in a debate over the representation of Christ’s humanity. Beckwith, Sarah 2001. Signifying God: Social Relation and Symbolic Act in the York Corpus Christi Plays. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. An exploration of the spiritual and the political as ﬁgured in eucharistic symbolism. Cannon, Christopher 1998. The Making of Chaucer’s English: A Study of Words. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. A history of Chaucer’s vocabulary, focusing on his adoption of new words and the provenance of those words.
Strohm, Paul 1998. England’s Empty Throne: Usurpation and the Language of Legitimation, 1399– 1422. New Haven: Yale University Press. An exploration of the complex response of Lancastrian rulers and subjects to the deposition and murder of Richard II. —— 2000. Theory and the Premodern Text. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. An effort to expand our understanding of medieval thought by challenging the silences and evasions in medieval texts through a confrontation with theory. Trotter, D.