Tracing the cultural legacy of the Norman Conquest in England from 1350 to 1600, Deanne Williams demonstrates how English literature emerged out of a simultaneous engagement with, and resistance to, the presence of French language and culture in medieval and early modern England. Chapters on Chaucer, the Corpus Christi Plays, William Caxton, early Tudor poetry, and Shakespeare examine a variety of English responses to, and representations of, France and "the French".
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture Series , #47|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)|
About the Author
Deanne Williams is Assistant Professor at the Department of English, York University, Toronto.