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From Medieval to Medievalism : Insights - John Simons

From Medieval to Medievalism

Insights

By: John Simons (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th August 1992
ISBN: 9780333532744
Number Of Pages: 161

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The book surveys medieval literature from both a critical and an historical standpoint. Medieval literature is increasingly seen as an area of intense specialism which is to be treated differently from other areas of English studies. The essays collected here try to overturn this perception in two ways. Firstly, there is a demonstration of the ways in which modern critical approaches and perspectives work with the medieval text. Secondly, the idea of the medieval is shown, historically, to be a discourse which has been given different symbolic values and served different social purposes. In the first half of the book will be found essays on feminist and structural approaches to the medieval text as well as a polemical evaluation of post-structuralist criticism and an introduction to modern approaches to manuscript studies. In the second half medievalism is analyzed through case studies from the Renaissance, the 18th-century and the 19th-century.

Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction: From Medieval to Medievalism; J.Simons - Manuscript Studies: New Directions for Appreciating Middle English Romance; M.J.Evans - Medievalists and Deconstruction: an Exemplum; D.Aers - Traces of Romance Textual Poetics in the Non-Romance Works Ascribed to the 'Gawain'-Poet; B.Kowalik - Structure and Meaning in Guy of Warwick; M.Mills - Women and Chaucer's Providence: The Clerk's Tale and The Knight's Tale; C.La Farge - Popular Reading Tastes in Middle English Religious and Didactic Literature; J.J.Thompson - 'The Double-armed Man': Images of the Medieval in Early Modern Military Idealism; S.Barker - Romance in the Eighteenth-Century Chapbook; J.Simons - 'The Paths of Virtue and Early English': F.J.Furnivall and Victorian Medievalism; P.Faulkner - Index

ISBN: 9780333532744
ISBN-10: 0333532740
Series: Insights
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 161
Published: 25th August 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1