New Medieval Literatures 17

March 2017
7 black and white, 1 line illustrations
242 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
New Medieval Literatures
ISBN: 9781843844570
Format: Hardback
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New Medieval Literatures 17

Edited by Wendy Scase, David Lawton, Laura Ashe

"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 engage with the relations between humans and nonhumans; the power of inanimate objects to animate humans and texts; literary deployments of medical, aesthetic, and economic discourses; the language of friendship; and the surprising value of early readers' casual annotations. Texts discussed include Beowulf, works by Rolle, Chaucer, Langland, Gower, and Lydgate; lyrics of the Occitan troubadour Marcabru and the French poet Richard de Fournival; and the Anglo-Saxon versions of Boethius's De Consolatione Philosophiae and Augustine's Soliloquia.

Wendy Scase is Geoffrey Shepherd Professor of Medieval English Literature at the University of Birmingham; David Lawton is Professor of English at Washington University, St Louis; Laura Ashe is Associate Professor of English at Worcester College, Oxford. Contributors: Diane Cady, Aaron Hostetter, Boyda Johnstone, R. Jacob McDonie, Michael Raby, Joe Stadolnik, Spencer Strub, Eliza Zingesser,

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Table of Contents

The Lives of Nytenu: Imagining the Animal in the Old English Boethius and Soliloquies - Michael Raby
Disruptive Things in Beowulf - Aaron Hostetter
Pidgin Poetics: Bird Talk in Medieval France and Occitania - Eliza Zingesser
Performing Friendship in Richard Rolle's Incendium Amoris - Robert Jacob McDonie
Damaged Goods: Merchandise, Stories, and Gender in Chaucer's Man of Law's Tale - Diane Cady
Gower's Bedside Manner - Joseph Stadolnik
Vitreous Visions: Stained Glass and Affective Engagement in John Lydgate's The Temple of Glass - Boyda Johnstone
The Idle Readers of Piers Plowman in Print - Spencer Strub


Eliza Zingesser's essay `Pidgin Poetics: Bird Talk in Medieval France and Occitania' won the Society for French Studies Malcolm Bowie Prize 2017

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