Essays on Ricardian Literature: In Honour of J.A. Burrow

Hardcover | August 1, 1997

EditorA. J. Minnis, Charlotte C. Morse, Thorlac Turville-Petre

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Essays on Ricardian Literature develops issues and themes first broached in John Burrow's ground-breaking book Ricardian Poetry and incorporates a bibliography of his published writings, which have revolutionized critical appreciation of medieval literature. The contributors to this volume, all leading scholars in the field, explore such areas as the status of Anglo-Latin and the influence of French culture on the Ricardian court, offer radical rereadings of some more familiar works, such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Patience, anddemonstrate how closely the literature of the period is bound up with political and social conditions. Written in honour of John Burrow, to mark his deep and beneficial influence upon the study of medieval literature, the 15 essays in this volume combine to provide a detailed and thoroughexamination of medieval literature, from the Middle English romance and Italian Trecento poetics to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Langland's Piers Plowman.

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Essays on Ricardian Literature develops issues and themes first broached in John Burrow's ground-breaking book Ricardian Poetry and incorporates a bibliography of his published writings, which have revolutionized critical appreciation of medieval literature. The contributors to this volume, all leading scholars in the field, explore ...

A. J. Minnis is a Professor of English, Centre for Medieval Studies at University of York. Charlotte C. Morse is a Professor of English at the Virginia Commonwealth University. Thorlac Turville-Petre is a Professor of Medieval English Studies at the University of Nottingham.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:374 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.06 inPublished:August 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198182821

ISBN - 13:9780198182825

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Table of Contents

Preface1. A. C. Spearing: A Ricardian I: The Narrator of Troilus and Criseyde2. Derek Pearsall: Pre-empting Closure in The Canterbury Tales: Old Endings, New Beginnings3. Carol M. Meale: Women's Piety and Women's Power: Chaucer's Prioress Reconsidered4. N. R. Havely: From Muses to Blacksmiths: Italian Trecento Poetics and the Reception of Dante in The House of Fame5. Ardis Butterfield: French Culture and the Ricardian Court6. A. G. Rigg: Anglo-Latin in the Ricardian Age7. A. J. Minnis: Looking for a Sign: The Quest for Nominalism in Chaucer and Langland8. R. F. Green: Ricardian Trouthe: A Legal Perspective9. Nicolas Jacobs: Ricardian Romance? Critiques and Vindications10. Stephen Medcalf: The World and Heart of Thomas Usk11. Gerald Morgan: The Perfection of the Pentangle and of Sir Gawain in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight12. Thorlac Turville-Petre: The Pearl-Poet in his Fayre Regioun13. John Scattergood: Patience and Authority14. Charlotte C. Morse: From Ricardian Poetry to Ricardian Studies15. C. J. Burrow: J. A. Burrow: A Bibliography

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`the book is well conceived, in a way fetschriften often are not, and executed with a high level of scholarly and critical acumen. This collection of papers does a good deal by itself and should have the effect of stimulating more such work, towards realizing the project John Burrow conceivedin Ricardian Poetry: 'a truly synoptic view' of Ricardian culture.'David R. Carlson, Arthuriana