New Medieval Literatures: Volume I

Hardcover | August 1, 1997

EditorWendy Scase, Rita Copeland, David Lawton

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New Medieval Literatures is a new annual of work on medieval textural cultures. It will provide a regular venue for innovative essays that deploy diverse methodologies - theoretical, archival, philological, and historicist - with an awareness of postmodernism. As well as featuring challengingnew articles, each issue will include an analytical survey by a leading international medievalist of recent work in an emerging or dominant critical discourse. The editors, active in three continents and supported by a distinguished multidisciplinary Advisory Board, aim to engage with intellectualand cultural pluralism in the Middle Ages and now. The first volume, New Medieval Literatures 1, presents essays that destabilize the medieval text as a critical category. Interrogating period and literary boundaries, the contributors invoke bordercountry narratives, performance texts, self-consuming writing, and post-medievalist readers as theyexplore some of the most crucial topics in contemporary literary studies. Subjects discussed include vernacularity and political agency, pedagogic discourses, the textualization of authority, and the literary construction of cultural and social space. The volume as a whole demonstrates the centralcontribution of medievalists to 'the production of the present'. Future issues will include essays by Susan Crane, Simon Gaunt, Kantik Ghosh, Steven Kruger, Anne Middleton, Larry Scanlon, Helen Solterer,Robert Stein Jane Taylor and survey articles by Louise Fradenburg and Sarah Kay. Submissions for Volume 3 and subsequent issues may be sent to any of theeditors.

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New Medieval Literatures is a new annual of work on medieval textural cultures. It will provide a regular venue for innovative essays that deploy diverse methodologies - theoretical, archival, philological, and historicist - with an awareness of postmodernism. As well as featuring challengingnew articles, each issue will include an ana...

Wendy Scase is Geoffrey Shepherd Professor of Medieval English Literature at University of Birmingham. Rita Copeland is a Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. David Lawton is a Professor of English Literature at the University of East Anglia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:284 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.83 inPublished:August 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198183895

ISBN - 13:9780198183891

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Wendy Scase: Medieval Literatures 1997: Breaking the SealMargaret Clunies Ross: Textual Territory: the Regional and Geographical Dynamic of Medieval Icelandic Literary ProductionPaul Strohm: Counterfeiters, Lollards, and Lancastrian UneaseKathryn Kerby-Fulton and Steven Justice: Langlandian Reading Circles and the Civil Service in London and Dublin, 1380-1427Nicholas Watson: Conceptions of the Word: the Mother Tongue and the Incarnation of GodRita Copeland: Childhood, Pedagogy, and the Literal Sense: from Late Antiquity to the Lollard Heretical ClassroomBruce Holsinger: Pedagogy, Violence, and the Subject of Music: Chaucer's Prioress's Tale and the Ideologies of `Song'Ruth Evans: `When a Body meets a Body': Fergus and Mary in the York CycleJames Simpson: Ageism: Leland, Bale, and the Laborious Start of English Literary History, 1350-1550David Lawton: Literary History and Cultural Study

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`an invigorating new annual for those who are interested in medieval textual cultures and open to ways in which diverse post-modern methodologies may be applied to them ... The essays in this volume certainly project the vitality of genuine exploration. The first volume of New MedievalLiteratures is outstanding in its own right, the most sustained medieval collection of the 1990s I would venture to say. This new annual is professionally launched and clearly has a distinguished future.'Alcuin Blamires, University of Wales, Lampeter, The Review of English Studies, vol 50 , no 199, 1999