New Medieval Literatures 20
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17th April 2020

262 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

15 b/w. Illustrations

Series: New Medieval Literatures

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

New Medieval Literatures 20

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

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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...
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 the range of European cultures, capaciously defined.
Essays in this volume investigate a range of writers from late antiquity to the fifteenth century. They explore encounters between humans and animals in French romance; reflect on what contemporary sound studies can offer to Anglo-French poetry; trace how the reception of Trojan history is influenced by late medieval military practices; attend to the complex multilingualism of a devotional poetry that tests the limits of both language and theology; analyse the ways in which Christ's sexuality upsets religious typology inlate medieval drama; document the lines of national and European affinities found in French poetic manuscripts; and argue for why we should study "ugly" manuscripts of practical instruction not only for what they teach us but alsofor their insights into medieval literacy. Texts discussed include romances such as Chrétien de Troyes's Yvain and Béroul's Tristan; the theologian John of Howden's adaptation of the Philomela legend in his Rossignos; Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde read alongside siege chronicles of the Hundred Years War; Bruder Hans's quadrilingual Ave Maria; the York Corpus Christi Plays; the poetry of Charles d'Orléans; and a group oflate medieval manuscripts which include herbals, account books, and medical treatises.

KELLIE ROBERTSON is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University 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; PHILIP KNOX Is University Lecturer inEnglish and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Contributors: Lukas Hadrian Ovrom, Terrence Cullen, Steven Rozenski, Tison Pugh, Rory G. Critten, Daniel Wakelin.
Lion-Keu-Coupé: A Missing Link in Yvain or Le Chevalier au Lion - Lukas Ovrom
John of Howden's Rossignos and the Sounds of Francophone Devotion - Terrence Cullen
'Wereyed on every side:' Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and the Logic of Siege Warfare - Daniel Davies
'Ave ave ave [ave]:' The Multilingual Poetics of Exuberance in Bruder Hans - Steven Rozenski
Performative Typology, Jewish Genders, and Jesus's Queer Romance in the York Corpus Christi Plays - Tison Pugh
Locating Charles d'Orléans: In France, in England, and Out of Europe - Rory Critten
Urinals and Hunting Traps: Curating Fifteenth-Century Pragmatic Books - Daniel Wakelin

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Title Details

17th April 2020

262 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

15 b/w. Illustrations

Series: New Medieval Literatures

Imprint: D.S.Brewer