Laments for the Lost in Medieval Literature

Laments for the Lost in Medieval Literature

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ISBN-13: 9782503528588
Publisher: Brepols Publishers
Publication date: 11/30/2010
Series: Medieval Texts and Cultures of Northern Europe Series , #19
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

List of Contributors ix

Singing a Song of Sorrow: Tropes of Lament Anne L. Klinck 1

Structures of Sorrow: The Lament Psalms in Medieval England M. J. Toswell 21

Dustsceawung: Texting the Dead in the Old English Elegies Mary K. Ramsey 45

The Grave, the Sword, and the Lament: Mourning for the Future in Beowulf Anne Savage 67

Laments for Lost Children: Latin Traditions Jan M. Ziolkowski 81

The Language of Philomena's Lament Susan Small 109

Mary, Motherhood, and Theatricality in the Old Polish Listen, Dear Brothers and Chaucer's Man of Law's Tale Anna Czarnowus 129

'Myth to Live By' in Sonatorrek Joseph Harris 149

'Non enim possum plorare nec lamenta fundere': Sonatorrek in a Tenth-Century Context til minningar um Stefán Karlsson Russell Poole 173

Lullaby as Lament: Learning to Mourn in Middle English Nativity Lyrics Amy N. Vines 201

Natural Feeling and Unnatural Mothers: Herod the Great, The Life of Saint Bridget, and Chaucer's Clerk's Tale Rebecca Krug 225

'Son, dey þou nat without þy modyre': The Landscape of Suffering in The Lamentacioun of Oure Lady Elizabeth Towl 243

Christine de Pizan's Life in Lament: Love, Death, and Politics Nadia Margolis 265

Spinning Women and Manly Soldiers: Grief and Game in the English Massacre Plays Jane Tolmie 283

Postscript/Postlude/Afterword Derek Pearsall 299

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