Middle English Poetry: Texts and Traditions

Middle English Poetry: Texts and Traditions

Edited by A.J. Minnis

Hardback
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York Medieval Press

Overview

Overview

Material on the production and transmission of medieval literature and the early formation of the canon of English poetry.
A wide range of poets is covered - Chaucer, Gower, Hoccleve, the Gawain poet, Langland, and Lydgate, along with the translator of Claudian's De Consulatu Stilichonis. The Turnament of Totenham is read in terms of theory of the carnivalesque and popular culture, and major contributions are made to current linguistic, editorial and codicological controversies. Going beyond the Middle Ages, the book also considers the sixteenth-century reception of Chaucer's Legend of Good Women and Post-Reformation reading of Lydgate. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the production and transmission of medieval literature, and in the early formation of the canon of English poetry.

Contributors: JULIA BOFFEY, J.A. BURROW, CHRISTOPHER CANNON, MARTHA DRIVER, SIAN ECHARD, A.S.G. EDWARDS, KATE D. HARRIS, S.S. HUSSEY, KATHRYN KERBY-FULTON, CAROL M. MEALE, LINNE R. MOONEY, CHARLOTTE C. MORSE, V.I.J. SCATTERGOOD, ELIZABETH SOLOPOVA, ESTELLE STUBBS, JOHN THOMPSON.

Details

July 2001
41 black and white illustrations
320 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
York Manuscripts Conference
ISBN: 9781903153093
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
York Medieval Press
BIC DSBB
BISAC LIT011000
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Table of Contents

The Unchangeable Word - Christopher Cannon
Middle English Lyrics and Manuscripts - Julia Boffey
Clare Priory, the London Austin Friars and Manuscripts of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - Estelle Stubbs
Punctuation in the Early Manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales - Elizabeth Solopova
What the Clerk's Tale suggests about Manly and Rickert's Edition - Charlotte Morse
Dialogues and Monologues - Sian Echard
The Longleat House Extracted Manuscript of Gower's Confessio Amantis - Kate D Harris
Iste liber constat Johanni Mascy: Dublin, Trinity College, MS 155 - V Scattergood
Romance and Its Anti-Type - Carol. M Meale
Langland the Outsider - S S Hussey
Langland in his Working Clothes? - Kathryn Kerby-Fulton
Scribal Mismetring - John A. Burrow
Reading Lydgate in Post-Reformation England - John J. Thompson
Medievalizing the Classical Past in Pierpont Morgan MS 876 - Martha W. Driver
Scribes and Booklets of Trinity College, Cambridge, Manuscripts R.3.19 and R.3.21 - Linne R Mooney
The Middle English Translations of Claudian's De Consulatu Stilichonis - A S G Edwards

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