New Perspectives on Middle English Texts

New Perspectives on Middle English Texts

A Festschrift for R.A. Waldron

Edited by Susan Powell, Jeremy J. Smith

Hardback
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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

The essays in this volume celebrate the career of the distinguished medievalist, Ronald Waldron. Fittingly, they focus on the Middle English alliterative tradition, but do not exclude material in other areas. Acting as a linking theme is a concern with the relationship of texts to their contexts, whether historical, philosophical, linguistic, or codicological. Topics discussed include feasting in Middle English alliterative poetry; setting and context in the works of the Gawain-poet; Henryson's Testament of Cresseid; Layamon; and Middle English verse in Chronicles.

Contributors: MALCOLM ANDREW, ROSAMUND ALLEN, RALPH HANNA, SUSAN POWELL, JANE ROBERTS, JEREMY SMITH, DEREK PEARSALL, N.F. BLAKE, JULIA BOFFEY, A.S.G. EDWARDS, JANET COWEN, ROGER DAHOOD, ELTON D. HIGGS, GEORGE KANE.

Details

October 2000
5 black and white, 2 line illustrations
202 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780859915908
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB
BISAC LIT004120
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Table of Contents

Setting and Context in the Works of the Gawain-Poet - Malcolm Andrew
Performance and Structure of the Alliterative Morte Arthure - Rosamund S Allen
Feasting in Middle English Alliterative Poetry - Ralph Hanna
Untying the knot: reading Sir Gawain and the Green Knight -
Two Layamon Readings - Jane Roberts
Semantics and metrical form in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Jeremy J Smith
'Quha wait gif all tht Chauceir wrait was trew?' Henryson's Testament of Cresseid - Derek Pearsall
The Links in The Canterbury Tales - Norman Blake
Middle English Verse in Chronicles (with A.S.G. Edwards) - Julia Boffey
Middle English Verse in Chronicles (with Julia Boffey) - A S G Edwards
An English Reading of Boccaccio: a selective Middle English version of Boccaccio's De Mulieribus Claris in British Library MS Additional 10304Library MS Additional 10304 - Janet M. Cowen
Abbreviations, otiose strokes and editorial practice: the case of Southwell Minster MS 7 - Roger Dahood
Temporal and Spiritual Indebtedness in the Canterbury Tales - Elton D. Higgs
Notes on Chaucer - George Kane ***

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