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The Resource The idea of medieval literature: new essays on Chaucer and medieval culture in honor of Donald R. Howard

The idea of medieval literature: new essays on Chaucer and medieval culture in honor of Donald R. Howard

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The idea of medieval literature: new essays on Chaucer and medieval culture in honor of Donald R. Howard
Title
The idea of medieval literature: new essays on Chaucer and medieval culture in honor of Donald R. Howard
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eng
Summary
The essays collected in this volume are by colleagues and students of Donald R. Howard - all noted authorities on Geoffrey Chaucer and late medieval English literature. The essay subjects range from a study of Chaucer's Edwardian period to the writings of Margery of Kempe. Alfred David begins the section on Chaucer's culture with an exploration of Chaucer's earliest poetry, linking it with the culture of Edward III's reign. Lee Patterson analyzes Chaucer's several ventures into the complaint form, showing the interconnections between and among complaint, lyric, and narrative. Glending Olson treats the Canterbury Tales as a game, with games and gamemanship as normative rather than extraneous, while Sherron E. Knopp examines the relations between Augustinian poetic theory and Chaucer's use of the imagination of the Book of the Duchess. R.W. Hanning assesses the role of "pryvetee," or privacy, in Chaucer's poetics. In the section devoted to Chaucer and his writings, Paul Strohm studies the ideological language of historical documents that harmonize especially well with Chaucer's short poem Lak of Stedfastnesse. John M. Fyler traces the influence of the House of Fame on Alexander Pope's writings. Florence H. Ridley offers a comprehensive history of criticism of the Friar's Tale. Ralph Hanna III examines affiliations between and among important manuscript groupings of Troilus and Criseyde, while Karla Taylor evaluates the significance of the Merchant as a "reticent" storyteller. John M. Ganim begins the third section, Medieval Culture and Society, with an evaluation of the Annales school and its importance for the study of medieval culture and literature. Anne Middleton scrutinizes the meaning and significance of Langland's "life" as it is represented in and through Piers Plowman. Thomas Moser analyzes the interpretive context of a short Middle English lyric on "inordinate love" from Copenhagen Thott 110. Sue Ellen Holbrook argues against previous biographical and psychological readings of The Boke of Margery Kempe, while George H. Brown discusses the use and abuse of Scripture by medieval writers. Finally, Steven F. Kruger treats the issue of the bodies of Jews, including bodily injury, in the Prioress's Tale and the Play of the Sacrament
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UkLiU
LC call number
PR1924
LC item number
.I34 1992
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1927-1987
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  • Howard, Donald Roy
  • Dean, James M.
  • Zacher, Christian K
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  • English literature
  • England
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
Label
The idea of medieval literature: new essays on Chaucer and medieval culture in honor of Donald R. Howard
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Howard and the Idea of Medieval Literature / James M. Dean and Christina K. Zacher -- Chaucer's Edwardian Poetry / Alfred David -- Writings Amorous Wrongs: Chaucer and the Order of Complaint / Lee Patterson -- Chaucer's Idea of a Canterbury Game / Glending Olson -- Augustinian Poetic Theory and the Chaucerian Imagination / Sherron E. Knopp -- Telling the Private Parts: "Pryvetee" and Poetry in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales / R.W. Hanning -- The Textual Environment of Chaucer's Lak of Stedfastnesse / Paul Strohm -- Chaucer, Pope, and the House of Fame / John M. Fyler -- The Friar and the Critics / Florence H. Ridley
  • The Manuscripts and Transmission of Chaucer's Troilus / Ralph Hanna III -- Chaucer's Reticent Merchant / Karla Taylor -- The Literary Uses of the New History / John M. Ganim -- Langland's Lives: Reflections on Late-Medieval Religious and Literary Vocabulary / Anne Middleton -- Love and Disorder: A Fifteenth-Century Definition of Love and Some Literary Antecedents / Thomas C. Moser, Jr. -- "About Her": Margery Kempe's Book of Feeling and Working / Sue Ellen Holbrook -- Scriptura Rescripta: The (Ab)use of the Bible by Medieval Writers / George H. Brown -- The Bodies of Jews in the Late Middle Ages / Steven F. Kruger
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780874134407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The idea of medieval literature: new essays on Chaucer and medieval culture in honor of Donald R. Howard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Howard and the Idea of Medieval Literature / James M. Dean and Christina K. Zacher -- Chaucer's Edwardian Poetry / Alfred David -- Writings Amorous Wrongs: Chaucer and the Order of Complaint / Lee Patterson -- Chaucer's Idea of a Canterbury Game / Glending Olson -- Augustinian Poetic Theory and the Chaucerian Imagination / Sherron E. Knopp -- Telling the Private Parts: "Pryvetee" and Poetry in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales / R.W. Hanning -- The Textual Environment of Chaucer's Lak of Stedfastnesse / Paul Strohm -- Chaucer, Pope, and the House of Fame / John M. Fyler -- The Friar and the Critics / Florence H. Ridley
  • The Manuscripts and Transmission of Chaucer's Troilus / Ralph Hanna III -- Chaucer's Reticent Merchant / Karla Taylor -- The Literary Uses of the New History / John M. Ganim -- Langland's Lives: Reflections on Late-Medieval Religious and Literary Vocabulary / Anne Middleton -- Love and Disorder: A Fifteenth-Century Definition of Love and Some Literary Antecedents / Thomas C. Moser, Jr. -- "About Her": Margery Kempe's Book of Feeling and Working / Sue Ellen Holbrook -- Scriptura Rescripta: The (Ab)use of the Bible by Medieval Writers / George H. Brown -- The Bodies of Jews in the Late Middle Ages / Steven F. Kruger
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780874134407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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