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This collection of previously published essays acts as a companion to Chaucer to Spenser: An Anthology of Writings in English 1375 -1575. It pays particular attention to those critics who have had the most powerful recent impact on our reading of the texts of the period.
Notes on Contributors.
1. The Humanity of Christ: Reflections on Orthodox Late MedievalRepresentations and The Humanity of Christ: Representations inWycliffite Texts and Piers Plowman: David Aers.
2. The Wife of Bath and the Painting of Lions: MaryCarruthers.
3. Eunuch Hermeneutics: Carolyn Dinshaw.
4. Misogyny and Economic Person in Skelton, Langland, andChaucer: Elizabeth Fowler.
5. At the Table of the Great: More's Self-Fashioning andSelf-Cancellation: Stephen Greenblatt.
6. The Colonial Wyatt: Contexts and Openings: Roland Greene.
7. Price and Value in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight:Jill Mann.
8. William Langland's Kynde Name: Authorial Signature andSocial Identity in Late Fourteenth-Century England: AnneMiddleton.
9. Historical Criticism and the Claims of Humanism: LeePatterson.
10.'Abject odious': Feminine and Masculine in Henryson'sTestament of Cresseid: Felicity Riddy.
11. Prison, Writing, Absence: Representing the Subject in theEnglish Poems of Charles d'Orléans: A. C. Spearing.
12. False Fables and Historical Truth: Paul Strohm.