The Endless Knot
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262 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

The Endless Knot

Essays on Old and Middle English in Honor of Marie Borroff

Edited by M Teresa Tavormina and Robert F. Yeager

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Sixteen essays on aspects of Old and Middle English celebrating the career of Marie Borroff, the distinguished medievalist.

The essays include studies of Old English language and early Anglo-Saxon scholarship, Middle English prosody and style, Chaucer, the Pearl-poet, Langland, and Gower. Many of them focus on the poetics and historical matrix of fourteenth-century literature, with special attention to its craft and style.

M. TERESA TAVORMINA is Professor of English at Michigan State University; R.F. YEAGER is Professor of English Literature at the Universityof West Florida.

Contributors: E.G. STANLEY, MELISSA M. FURROW, RALPH HANNA III, STEPHEN A. BARNEY, TRAUGOTT LAWLER, J.A. BURROW, ANNE HIGGINS, WARREN GINSBERG, M. TERESA TAVORMINA, H. MARSHALL LEICESTER, ELIZABETH ARCHIBALD, SHERRY L. REAMES, MARY J. CARRUTHERS, ELIZABETH D. KIRK, R.F. YEAGER, FRED C. ROBINSON
`Paradise Lost of the Old English Dual'. - Eric G. Stanley
`Latin and Affect'. -
`Eight Letters from Elizabeth Elstob'. - Ralph Hanna
`Langland's Prosody: The State of Study'. - S Barney
`Conscience's Dinner'. - Traugott Lawler
`Elvish Chaucer'. - John A. Burrow
`Alceste the Washerwoman'. - Anne Higgins
`Chaucer's Disposition'. - Warren Ginsberg
``Lo, Swilk a Complyn': Musical Topicality in the Reeve's and Miller's Tales'. - M Teresa Tavormina
`Piety and Resistance: A Note on the Representation of Religious Feeling in the Canterbury Tales'. - H Marshall Leicester Jnr
`Contextualizing Chaucer's Constance: Romance Modes and Family Values'. - Elizabeth Archibald
`Artistry, Decorum, and Purpose in Three Middle English Retellings of the Cecilia Legend'. - Sherry L Reames
`Invention, Mnemonics, and Stylistic Ornament in Psychomachia and Pearl'. - Mary J Carruthers
`The Anatomy of a Mourning: Reflections on the Pearl Dreamer'. - Elizabeth D Kirk
`Ben Jonson's English Grammar and John Gower's Reception in the 17th Century'. - Robert F. Yeager
`Eight Letters from Elizabeth Elstob'. - Fred C Robinson

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9780859914802

December 1995

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Title Details

262 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Imprint: D.S.Brewer