<i>Middle English</i> is a student guide to the most influential critical writing on Middle English literature. <br><ul><br><li>A student guide to the most influential critical writing on Middle English literature. <br><li>Brings together extracts from some of the major authorities in the field. <br><li>Introduces readers to different critical approaches to key Middle English texts. <br><li>Treats a wide range of Middle English texts, including <i>The Owl and the Nightingale, The Canterbury Tales</i> and <i>Morte d’Arthur. </i><br><li>Organized around key critical concerns, such as authorship, genre, and textual form. <br><li>Each critical concern can be used as the basis for one week’s work in a semester-long course. <br><li>Enables readers to forge new connections between different approaches. </li></ul>
John Lydgate: The Critical Approach: Derek Pearsall (1970).
Literary Theory and Literary Practice: Alastair Minnis.
Authority: Tim William Machan (1994).
2. Textual Form:.
The Hoole Book: Derek Brewer (1963).
Division and Failure in Gower?s Confessio Amantis: Hugh White (1988).
Middle English Narrative Genres: Paul Strohm (1980).
The Religious Tradition: Piero Boitani (1982).
4. Language, Style, Rhetoric:.
Early Middle English Narrative Style: A.C. Spearing (1987).
The Language of Service and Household Rhetoric in the Letters of the Paston Women: Diane Watt (1993).
Three Languages: Thorlac Turville-Petre (1996).
Patristic Criticism: The Opposition: E. Talbot Donaldson (1960).
The Poets: Siegfried Wenzel (1967).
Intellectual and Religious Interpretations: Kathryn Hume (1975).
Allegorical Buildings in Medieval Literature: Jill Mann (1994).
6. Literature and History:.
Constructing Social Realities: Helen Barr (2001).
Economics: John Bowers (2001).
Sexual Economics: Chaucer?s Wife of Bath and The Book of Margery Kempe: Sheila Delany (1983).
Medieval Medical Views of Women and Female Spirituality in the Ancrene Wisse and Julian of Norwich?s Showings: Elizabeth Robertson (1993).
No Pain, No Gain: Violence as Symbolic Capital in Malory?s Morte Darthur : Laurie A. Finke and Martin B. Schichtman (1998).
Characterisation in the Mystery Cycles: A Critical Prologue: David Mills (1983).
?In Arthurus Day?: Community, Virtue, and Individual Identity in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: David Aers (1988).
Troilus and Criseyde and Subjectivity: Lee Patterson (1991).
Series: Blackwell Guides to Criticism
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 30th July 2004
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 228.96 x 162.56 x 15.89
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1