Readings in Medieval Texts: Interpreting Old and Middle English Literature

Paperback | March 23, 2005

EditorDavid F. Johnson, Elaine Treharne

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Readings in Medieval Texts offers a thorough and accessible introduction to the interpretation and criticism of a broad range of Old and Middle English canonical texts from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries. The volume brings together 24 newly commissioned chapters by a leadinginternational team of medieval scholars.An introductory chapter highlights the overarching trends in the composition of English Literature in the Medieval periods, and provides an overview of the textual continuities and innovations. Individual chapters give detailed information about context, authorship, date, and critical views ontexts, before providing fascinating and thought-provoking examinations of crucial excerpts and themes.This book will be invaluable for undergraduate and graduate students on all courses in Medieval Studies, particularly those focusing on understanding literature and its role in society.

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Readings in Medieval Texts offers a thorough and accessible introduction to the interpretation and criticism of a broad range of Old and Middle English canonical texts from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries. The volume brings together 24 newly commissioned chapters by a leadinginternational team of medieval scholars.An introductory ...

Elaine Treharne is Professor of Medieval Literature in the Department of English at the University of Leicester. She has published widely in the field of Medieval Literature and manuscript studies. She is currently Chair of the English Association, and member of its Fellowship and Higher Education Committees, and Second Vice-President...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:412 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.92 inPublished:March 23, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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David F. Johnson and Elaine Treharne: Introduction1. Elaine Treharne: The context of medieval literature2. Sarah Larratt Keefer: Old English religious poetry3. Patrick Conner: The Old English elegy: an historicization4. Jonathan Wilcox: 'Tell me what I am': the Old English riddles5. Jill Frederick: Warring with words: Cynewulf's Juliana6. Rolf H. Bremmer, Jr.: Old English heroic literature7. Roy Liuzza: iBeowulf/i: monuments, moments, history8. Thomas A. Bredehoft: History and memory in the iAnglo-Saxon Chronicle/i9. Nicole Guenther Discenza: The persuasive power of Alfredian prose10. Thomas N. Hall: Old English religious prose: rhetorics of salvation and damnation11. Stacy S. Klein: Centralizing feminism in Anglo-Saxon Literary Studies: iElene/i, motherhood, and history12. Thomas D. Hill: Wise words: Old English sapiental poetry13. James H. Morey: Middle English didactic literature14. Denis Renevey: Middle English writings for women: iAncrene Wisse/i15. David F. Johnson: The Middle English iBrut/i chronicles16. Peter J. Lucas: Earlier verse romance17. Alan J. Fletcher: Middle English debate literature18. Mary Swan: Religious writing by Women19. Michael W. Twomey: The iGawain/i-poet20. Andrew Galloway: Middle English prologues21. Anne Marie D'Arcy: The Middle English lyrics22. William A. Quinn: Medieval dream visions: Chaucer's iBook of the Duchess/i23. Ad Putter: Late romance: Malory and the iTale of Balin/i24. Nicola Royan: Scottish literature25. Greg Walker: Medieval drama: the Corpus Christi in York and Croxton