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A Concise Companion to Middle English Literature / Edition 1

A Concise Companion to Middle English Literature / Edition 1

by Marilyn Corrie


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405120043
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/02/2009
Series: Concise Companions to Literature and Culture Series , #35
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Marilyn Corrie is a lecturer in English at University College London. She specializes in Middle English literature, and has published essays on writing and manuscripts of the early Middle English period, Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur, and the history of the English language in the medieval period. She is the author of a forthcoming book about Malory's Morte Darthur and religion in the late Middle Ages.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

List of Contributors viii

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction 1
Marilyn Corrie

Part I Key Contexts 7

1 Signs and Symbols 9
Barry Windeatt

2 Religious Belief 32
Marilyn Corrie

3 Women and Literature 54
Catherine Sanok

4 The Past 77
Andrew Galloway

Part II The Production of Middle English Literature 97

5 Production and Dissemination 99
Alexandra Gillespie

6 The Author 120
Jane Griffiths

Part III Writing in Middle English; Writing in England 143

7 Language 145
Jeremy J. Smith

8 Translation and Adaptation 166
Helen Cooper

9 Contemporary Events 188
Helen Barr

Part IV Middle English Literature in the Post- Medieval World 209

10 Manuscripts and Modern Editions 211
Daniel Wakelin

11 The Afterlife of Middle English Literature 232
David Matthews

Index 253

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"This new concise companion engages with the difficulties of periodization but nonetheless asserts that there is a scholarly volue to considering 'Middle English Literature' as a discrete body of texts, written between c.1100 and c.1500. And indeed, this wonderfully erudite and readable volume proves this point." (Notes and Queries, 1 June 2011)

"All of the essays examine canonical writers and texts but also discuss writers and works that are infrequently taught in traditional undergraduate (or even graduate) survey courses, and this is an encouraging move." (CHOICE, 2009)

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