The current focus on the theme of authorship in Medieval and Early Modern studies reopens questions of poetic agency and intent. Bringing into conversation several kinds of scholarship on medieval authorship, the essays in Author, Reader, Book examine interrelated questions raised by the relationship between an author and a reader, the relationships between authors and their antecedents, and the ways in which authorship interacts with the physical presentation of texts in books.
The broad chronological range within this volume reveals the persistence of literary concerns that remain consistent through different periods, languages, and cultural contexts. Theoretical reflections, case studies from a wide variety of languages, examinations of devotional literature from figures such as Bishop Reginald Pecock, and analyses of works that are more secular in focus, including some by Chaucer and Christine de Pizan, come together in this volume to transcend linguistic and disciplinary boundaries.
|Introduction: Author, Reader, Book, and Medieval Authorship in Theory and Practice||p. 3|
|The Trouble with Theology: Ethical Poetics and the Ends of Scripture||p. 20|
|Wit, Laughter, and Authority in Walter Map's De nugis curialium (Courtiers' Trifles)||p. 38|
|Late Medieval Text Collections: A Codicological Typology Based on Single-Author Manuscripts||p. 56|
|The Censorship Trope in Geoffrey Chaucer's Manciple's Tale as Ovidian Metaphor in a Gowerian and Ricardian Context||p. 80|
|"The Makere of this Boke': Chaucer's Retraction and the Author as Scribe and Compiler||p. 106|
|Reading for Authority: Portraits of Christine de Pizan and Her Readers||p. 154|
|Vernacular Auctoritas in Late Medieval England: Writing after the Constitutions||p. 178|
|Master Henryson and Father Aesop||p. 198|
|Erasmus's Lucubrationes: Genesis of a Literary Oeuvre||p. 232|
|Notes on Contributors||p. 289|
|Index of Manuscripts||p. 303|
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Series: G - Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects Ser.
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 12th July 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.0 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.612