New Medieval Literatures 21
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19th March 2021

229 Pages

13.80 x 21.60 cm

30 b/w. Illustrations

Series: New Medieval Literatures

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

New Medieval Literatures 21

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

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Cutting-edge and fresh new outlooks on medieval literature, emphasising the vibrancy of the field.
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 engage with a wide range of subject matter, from as far back as Livy (d.c.AD 12/18) to Erwin Panofsky (d. 1968). They demonstrate that medieval textual cultures is a radically negotiable category and that medieval understandings of the past were equally diverse and unstable.They reflect on relationships between history, texts, and truth from a range of perspectives, from Foucault to "truthiness", a twenty-first-century media coinage. Materiality and the technical crafts with which humans engage withthe natural world are recurrent themes, opening up new insights on mysticism, knighthood, and manuscript production and reception. Analysis of manuscript illuminations offers new understandings of identity and diversity, while a survey of every thirteenth-century manuscript that contains English currently in Oxford libraries yields a challenging new history of script. Particular texts discussed include Chrétien de Troyes's Conte du Graal, Richard Rolle's Incendium amoris and Melos amoris, and the Middle English verse romances Lybeaus Desconus, The Erle of Tolous, Amis and Amiloun, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

WENDY SCASE is Emeritus 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 in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge; KELLIE ROBERTSON is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Maryland.

CONTRIBUTORS: Matthew Aiello, Jessica Berenbeim, Lucy Brookes, Casey Ireland, Adin E. Lears, Johannes Junge Ruhland, Geneviève Young
'Chevaliers estre deüsiez': Genealogy and Historical Sense in Chrétien de Troyes's Conte du Graal - Geneviève Young
English Vernacular Script in the Thirteenth Century (c.1175-c.1325) - Matthew Aiello
The Manuscript as Agent: The Politics of London, British Library, Additional MS 15268 (Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César) - Johannes Junge Ruhland
Repetition, Craft-Knowledge, and Richard Rolle's Creaturely Sublime - Adin Lears
Truth-telling and Truthiness in the Middle English Popular Romances - Lucy Brookes
Assaying the Deer Drive in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Casey Ireland
The Past of the Past: Historical Distance and the Medieval Image - Jessica Berenbeim

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Title Details

19th March 2021

229 Pages

1.38 x 2.16 cm

30 b/w. Illustrations

Series: New Medieval Literatures

Imprint: D.S.Brewer