The York Notes Companion to Medieval Literature spans five centuries of literature written after the Norman Conquest, a time in which enormous social, political and linguistic changes transformed life in Britain. Introducing medieval genres such as Arthurian romance, lyrics, dream narratives and mystery plays in their social and historical contexts, the Companion explores examples from each genre in detailed commentaries, and guides students through key literary theories and debates. Connecting texts with their historical and scholarly contexts, this is essential reading for any student of medieval literature.
Each York Notes Companion provides:
- Analysis of key texts and debates
- Extended commentaries for further in-depth analysis of individual texts
- Exploration of historical, social and cultural contexts
- Annotations clarifying literary terms and events in history
- Modern theoretical perspectives in practice
- Timelines and annotated further reading
Carole Maddern is a lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London, where she is convenor of Old English and Deputy Chair of the External Degree English Programme.
"Maddern's textbook offers a clear overview of the major literary concerns of the medieval period."
- Recommended by the Times Higher Education Textbook Guide
Series: York Notes Companions
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 14th June 2010
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.8
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1