The Court and Cultural Diversity

The Court and Cultural Diversity

Selected Papers from the Eighth Triennial Meeting of the International Courtly Literature Society, 1995

Edited by Evelyn Mullally, John Thompson

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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

The expression of cultural differences in medieval courtly literature explored.
Cultural differences in medieval European literary practice are reflected in many different ways, as this volume illustrates. The essays cover a whole range of courtly topics, in particular questions of context, genre and poetic voice. The five sections explore contexts for courtliness, especially the position of the vernacular poet at or near the court; the ways in which courtly values and political aspirations are reflected in the work of medieval chronicle and romance writers; questions of register, convention, gender, and narrative technique; problems of literary production and reception, particularly the transmission of courtly and quasi-courtly texts among widely differing medieval audiences; and broader issues such as the clues to the courtly mentality provided by peripheral narrative details, the blurring of conventional courtly boundaries, and the perennial fascination of tales with strong folklore or fabliau elements.

Dr EVELYN MULLALLY and Dr JOHN THOMPSON are Senior Lecturers at the Queen's University of Belfast.

Contributors: GEAROID MAC EOIN, NOLLAIG O MURA-LE, RUPERT T. PICKENS, FRANÇOISE LE SAUX, CATHERINE LÉGLU, BARBARA N. SARGENT-BAUR, AD PUTTER, MICHEL ZINK, DONALD MADDOX, JEANBLACKER, SARA STURM-MADDOX, MICHELLE SZKIILNIK, THEA SUMMERFIELD, HELEN COOPER JOHN SCATTERGOOD, JUNE HALL MCCASH, JOAN BRUMLIK, LESLIE C. BROOK MAUREEN BOULTON, JESSICA COOKE, DIANE M. WRIGHT, G. KOOLEMANS BEYNEN, LORI J. WALTERS, SYLVIA WRIGHT, FRANK BRANDSMA, CARTER REVARD, A S G EDWARDS, HEATHER COLLIER, TERENCE SCULLY, CHRISTOPHER KLEINHENZ, SARA I. JAMES, WILLIAM MACBAIN, SARA I. JAMES, MARY B. SPEER, YASMINA FOEHR-JANSSENS, CAROL J. HARVEY, BART BESAMUSCA, KEITH BUSBY

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September 1997
23 black and white illustrations
436 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780859915175
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB, 1D, 1DBKE, 3H
BISAC LIT011000
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Table of Contents

`Poet and Prince in Medieval Ireland'. - Gearoid Mac Eoin
`Court Poets and Historians in Late Medieval Connaught'. - Nollaig O Muraile
`Courtly Acculturation in the Lais and Fables of Marie de France'. - Rupert Pickens
`Locating the Court: Socio-Cultural Exchange in Jean Renart's L'Escoufle'. - Francoise H M Le Saux
`Negative Self-Promotion: the Troubadour `Sirventes Joglaresc''. - Catherine Léglu
`Odd Man Out: Villon at Court'. - Barbara Sargent-Baur ***
`Animating Medieval Court Satire'. - Ad Putter
`La Fin des Chroniques de Froissart et le tragique de la cour'. - Michel Zink
`Domesticating Diversity: Female Founders in Medieval Genealogical Literature and La Fille de comte de Pontieu'. - Donald L Maddox
``Dame Custance la gentil': Gaimar's Portrait of a Lady and Her Books'. - Jean Blacker
`Alterity and Subjectivity in the Roman de Melusine'. - Sara Sturm-Maddox
`Passelion, Marc l'Essilie et l'ideal courtois'. - Michelle Szkilnik
`The Political Songs in the Chronicles of Pierre of Pierre de Langtoft and Robert Mannying'. - Thea Summerfield
`Romance after Bosworth'. - Helen Cooper
`Courtliness in Some Fourteenth-Century English Pastourelles'. - John Scattergood
`Amor in Marie de France Equitan and Fresne: the Failure of the Courtly Ideal'. - June Hall McCash
`Secondary Characters in Equitan and Eliduc'. - Joan Brumlik
`The Optimistic Love-Poet: Philippe de Beaumanoir'. - Leslie C Brook
`The Lady Speaks: The Transformation of French Courtly Poetry in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries'. - Maureen Boulton
`Nice Young Girls and Wicked Old Witches: The `Rightful Age' of Women in Middle English Verse'. - Jessica Cooke
`Readers, Writers, and Lovers in Grimalte y Gradissa'. - Diana Wright
`Shota Rustaveli and the Structure of Courtly Love'. - Bert Beynen
`The Tournai Rose as a Secular and a Sacred Epithalamium'. - Lori J. Walters
`The Gesta Henrici Quinti and the Bedford Psalter-Hours'. - Sylvia Wright
`Medieval Equivalents of `quote-unquote': the Presentation of Spoken Words in Courtly Romance'. - Frank Brandsma
`Courtly Romances in the Privy Wardrobe'. - Carter Revard
`The Diabolic Hero in Medieval French Narrative: Trubert and Wistasse le Moine'. - A S G Edwards
`Richard Hill - a London Compiler'. - Heather Collier
`Our Food, Foreign Foods: Food as a Cultural Delimiter in the Middle Ages'. - Terence Scully
`Courtly Cooking all'italiana: Gastronomical Approaches to Medieval Italian Literature'. - Christopher Kleinhenz
`The Outsider at Court, or What is so Strange about the Stranger?'. - William MacBain
``Pseudo'-Courtly Elements in a Canonical Epic'. - Sara I. James
`The Prodigal Knight, the Hungry Mother and the Triple Murder: Mirrors and Marvels in the Dolopathos Dog Story'. - Mary B Speer
`Une recluse fort (peu) courtoise: destin d'une anecdote dans le Roman des Sept Sages'. - Yasmina Foehr-Janssens
`Courtly Discourse and Folklore in La Manekine'. - Carol J Harvey
`The First-Person Narrator in Middle-Dutch Fabliaux'. - Bart Besamusca
`The Diabolic Hero in Medieval French Narrative: Trubert and Wistasse le Moine'. - Keith Busby

Reviews

The essays range very widely, and cover subjects as varied as troubadours and the Privy Wardrobe, dogs and cooking, book-collecting and Bosworth Field... Stimulating and original, they undoubtedly illuminae the diverse nature both of courtly writing and of the cultures that produced, listened to, and read such writings. NOTES & QUERIES