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Middle English Literature : Blackwell Guides to Criticism - Roger Dalrymple

Middle English Literature

Blackwell Guides to Criticism

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Published: 30th July 2004
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<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&#8217;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&#8217;s work in a semester-long course. <br><li>Enables readers to forge new connections between different approaches. </li></ul>

Contents Arranged by Middle English Text/Author.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Authorship:.

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).

3. Genre:.

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).

5. Allegory:.

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).

7. Gender:.

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).

8. Identity:.

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).

Afterword.

Bibliography.

Index

ISBN: 9780631232902
ISBN-10: 0631232907
Series: Blackwell Guides to Criticism
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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