Cultural Performances in Medieval France

Cultural Performances in Medieval France

Essays in Honor of Nancy Freeman Regalado

Edited by Eglal Doss-Quinby, Roberta L. Krueger, E. Jane Burns

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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

A celebration of the groundbreaking achievements of Nancy Freeman Regalado in the field of medieval French literature.
This collection of essays pays tribute to Nancy Freeman Regalado, a ground-breaking scholar in the field of medieval French literature whose research has always pushed beyond disciplinary boundaries. The articles in the volume reflect the depth and diversity of her scholarship, as well as her collaborations with literary critics, philologists, historians, art historians, musicologists, and vocalists - in France, England, and the United States. Inspired by her most recent work, these twenty-four essays are tied together by a single question, rich in ramifications: how does performance shape our understanding of medieval and pre-modern literature and culture, whether the nature of that performance is visual, linguistic, theatrical, musical, religious, didactic, socio-political, or editorial? The studies presented here invite us to look afresh at the interrelationship of audience, author, text, and artifact, to imagine new ways of conceptualizing the creation, transmission, and reception of medieval literature, music, and art.

EGLAL DOSS-QUINBY is Professor of French at Smith College; ROBERTA L. KRUEGER is Professor of French at Hamilton College; E. JANE BURNS is Professor of Women's Studies and Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Contributors: ANNE AZÉMA, RENATE BLUMENFELD-KOSINSKI, CYNTHIA J. BROWN, ELIZABETH A. R. BROWN, MATILDA TOMARYN BRUCKNER, E. JANE BURNS, ARDIS BUTTERFIELD, KIMBERLEE CAMPBELL, ROBERT L. A. CLARK, MARK CRUSE, KATHRYN A. DUYS, ELIZABETH EMERY, SYLVIA HUOT, MARILYN LAWRENCE, KATHLEEN A. LOYSEN, LAURIE POSTLEWATE, EDWARD H. ROESNER, SAMUEL N. ROSENBERG, LUCY FREEMAN SANDLER, PAMELA SHEINGORN, HELEN SOLTERER, JANE H. M. TAYLOR, EVELYN BIRGE VITZ, LORI J. WALTERS, AND MICHEL ZINK.

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March 2007
20 black and white illustrations
338 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Gallica
ISBN: 9781843841128
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSB
BISAC LIT011000
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Table of Contents

Introduction
La poésie comme récit - Michel Zink
Colin Muset and Performance - Samuel N. Rosenberg
Subtilitas and Delectatio: Ne m'a pas oublié - Edward H. Roesner
"Flables couvertes": Poetry and Performance in the Fifteenth Century - Jane H. M. Taylor
Intimate Performance: An Ivory Writing Tablet Cover at The Cloisters - Mark Cruse
A Cultural Performance in Silk: Sebelinne's aumousniere in the Dit de l'Empereur Constant - E. Jane Burns
Acting Like a Man: Performing Gender in Tristan de Nanteuil - Kimberlee Campbell
Amorous Performances: The Aventure de l'espee vermeille in Perceforest - Sylvia Huot
Historicizing Performance: The Case of the Jeu de Robin et Marion - Ardis Butterfield
The Protean Performer: Defining Minstrel Identity in Tristan Narratives - Marilyn Lawrence
Performing Vernacular Literature in Monastic Culture: The lectio divina in Gautier de Coinci's Miracles de Nostre Dame - Kathryn A. Duys
Performative Reading: Experiencing through the Poet's Body in Guillaume de Digulleville's Pèlerinage de Jhesucrist - Pamela Sheingorn
Performative Reading: Experiencing through the Poet's Body in Guillaume de Digulleville's Pèlerinage de Jhesucrist - Robert L. A. Clark
The Anglo-Norman Office of the Cross in the Lichtenthal Psalter - Lucy Freeman Sandler
"Laver de ses pechiés une pecheresse royale": Psalm Collects in an Early Fourteenth-Century Devotional Book - Elizabeth A R Brown
Dramatic Troubles of Ecclesia: Gendered Performances of the Divided Church - Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski
Preaching the Sins of the Ladies: Nicole Bozon's "Char d'Orgueil" - Laurie Postlewate
Making Names, Breaking Lives: Women and Injurious Language at the Court of Isabeau of Bavaria and Charles VI - Helen Solterer
Performing the Nation: The Play Performed at the Great Feast in Christine de Pizan's Biography of Charles V - Lori J. Walters
Variegated Performance of Aucassin et Nicolette - Evelyn Birge Vitz
Late Medieval Representations of Storytelling and Story-Performance - Kathleen A. Loysen
Paratextual Performances in the Early Parisian Book Trade: Antoine Vérard's Edition of Boccaccio's Nobles et cleres dames (1493) - Cynthia J. Brown
"Resuscitating" Medieval Literature in New York and Paris: La femme que Nostre-Dame garda d'estre arse at Yvette Guilbert's School of Theatre, 1919-241919-24 -
The Pitfalls and Promise of Classroom Performance - Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner
"Dunc chante haut et cler": remarques sur l'interprétation de la musique médiévale - Anne Azéma

Reviews

This is truly an honorable and dignified festschrift, paying tribute to an outstanding medievalist. STUDI MEDIEVALI

One of the latest volumes in the excellent Gallica series. (...) A work of sound scholarship that should serve as a springboard to new lines of research on French literary and cultural performances. SPECULUM

Well worth the attention of performers and scholars of Medieval music. EARLY MUSIC AMERICA

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