New Medieval Literatures 19
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15th February 2019

281 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

Series: New Medieval Literatures

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

New Medieval Literatures 19

Edited by Philip Knox, Kelly Robertson and Wendy Scase Laura Ashe

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An invigorating annual for those who are interested in medieval textual cultures and open to ways in which diverse post-modern methodologies may be applied to them. Alcuin Blamires, Review of English Studies
New Medieval Literatures is an annual of work on medieval textual cultures, aiming to engage with intellectual and cultural pluralism in the Middle Ages and now. Its scope is inclusive of work across the theoretical, archival, philological, and historicist methodologies associated with medieval literary studies, and embraces both the British Isles and Europe.
Essays in this volume trace institutional histories, examining the textual and memorial practices of religious institutions across the British Isles; explore language games that play with meaning in Anglo-French poetry; examine the interplay of form and matter in Italian song; position Old Norse sagas in an ecocritical and a postcolonial framework; consider the impact of papal politics on Middle English poetry; and read allegorical poetry as a privileged site for asking fundamental questions about the nature of the mind. Texts discussed include lives of St Aebbe of Coldingham, with a focus on the twelfth-century Latin Vita and its afterlives; a range of Latin and vernacular works associated with institutional houses, including the Vie de Edmund le rei by Denis Piramus and the Ecclesiastical History of Orderic Vitalis; both the didactic and lyrical writings of Walter de Bibbesworth; the trecento Italian caccia, especially examples by Vincenzo da Rimini and Lorenzo Masini;Bárðar saga, Egils saga, and other Old Norse works that reveal the traces of encounters with a racial other; John Gower's Confessio Amantis, in striking juxtaposition with late-medieval accounts of ecclesiastical crisis; and Alain Chartier's Livre de l'Espérance.

PHILIP KNOX Is University Lecturer in English and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; KELLIE ROBERTSON is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at theUniversity of Maryland; WENDY SCASE is Geoffrey Shepherd Professor of Medieval English Literature at the University of Birmingham; LAURA ASHE is Professor of English at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor at Worcester College, Oxford.

Contributors: Daisy Delogu, Thomas Hinton, Thomas O'Donnell, Daniel Remein, Jamie L. Reuland, Zachary Stone, Christiania Whitehead.
A Scottish or English Saint? The Shifting Sanctity of St Aebbe of Coldingham - Christiania Whitehead
Monastic History-Writing and Memory in Britain and Ireland: A Methodological Reassessment - Thomas O'Donnell
Language, Morality and Wordplay in Thirteenth-Century Anglo-French: The Poetry of Walter de Bibbesworth - Thomas Hinton
Open Form and Canonic Matter in Trecento Song - Jamie L. Reuland
'Uninhabited': Eco-Colonial Anxieties in Late Medieval Icelandic Saga - Daniel Remein
'Between tuo stoles': The Western Schism and the English Poetry of John Gower (1378-1414) - Zachary Stone
Cognition and Conversion in Alain Chartier's Livre de l'Esperance - Daisy Delogu

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Title Details

15th February 2019

281 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

Series: New Medieval Literatures

Imprint: D.S.Brewer