A wide-ranging survey of the most important medieval authors and genres, designed for students of English.
Table of ContentsChronology; Introduction Larry Scanlon; Part I. Contexts, Genres, and Traditions: 1. Re-inventing English: Middle English language and its literature Wendy Scase; 2. Textual production and textual communities Richard Firth Green; 3. Religious writing: hagiography, pastoralia, devotional and contemplative works Richard Newhauser; 4. Romance Christine Chism; 5. Dialogue, debate, and dream vision Steven F. Kruger; 6. Drama Sarah Beckwith; 7. Lyric Ardis Butterfield; 8. Lollard writings Rita Copeland; Part II. Authors: 9. William Langland Ralph Hanna; 10. The Gawain-Poet Sarah Stanbury; 11. John Gower Diane Watt; 12. Geoffrey Chaucer Larry Scanlon; 13. Julian of Norwich Lynn Staley; 14. Thomas Hoccleve Ethan Knapp; 15. John Lydgate James Simpson; 16. Margery Kempe Rebecca Krug; 17. Sir Thomas Malory David Wallace; 18. Robert Henryson Sally Mapstone; Guide to further reading.
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