Literary Criticism

A Book of Middle English

Author: Thorlac Turville-Petre

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

View: 222

The fourth edition of this essential Middle English textbook introduces students to the wide range of literature written in England between 1150 and 1400. Beginning with an extensive overview of middle English history, grammar, syntax, and pronunciation, the book goes on to examine key middle English texts — including a new extract from Julian of Norwich's Revelation of Divine Love — with helpful notes to direct students to key points within the text. Keeping in mind adopter feedback, this new edition includes a new model translation section with a student workbook and model exercise for classroom use. This new chapter will include sections on 'false friend' words, untranslatable idioms and notes on translating both poetry and prose. The text and references will be fully updated throughout and a foreword dedicated to the late J. A. Burrow will be included.
Art

Opening Up Middle English Manuscripts

Author: Kathryn Kerby-Fulton

Publisher:

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Category: Art

Page: 392

View: 785

This deeply informed and lavishly illustrated book is a comprehensive introduction to the modern study of Middle English manuscripts. It is intended for students and scholars who are familiar with some of the major Middle English literary works, such as The Canterbury Tales, Gawain and the Green Knight, Piers Plowman, and the romances, mystical works or cycle plays, but who may not know much about the surviving manuscripts. The book approaches these texts in a way that takes into account the whole manuscript or codex—its textual and visual contents, physical state, readership, and cultural history. Opening Up Middle English Manuscripts also explores the function of illustrations in fashioning audience response to particular authors and their texts over the course of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, Linda Olson, and Maidie Hilmo—scholars at the forefront of the modern study of Middle English manuscripts—focus on the writers most often taught in Middle English courses, including Geoffrey Chaucer, William Langland, the Gawain Poet, Thomas Hoccleve, Julian of Norwich, and Margery Kempe, highlighting the specific issues that shaped literary production in late medieval England. Among the topics they address are the rise of the English language, literacy, social conditions of authorship, early instances of the "Alliterative Revival," women and book production, nuns' libraries, patronage, household books, religious and political trends, and attempts at revisionism and censorship. Inspired by the highly successful study of Latin manuscripts by Raymond Clemens and Timothy Graham, Introduction to Manuscript Studies (also published by Cornell), this book demonstrates how the field of Middle English manuscript studies, with its own unique literary and artistic environment, is changing modern approaches to the culture of the book.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The History of the English Language

Author: J. D. Burnley

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 418

View: 211

This comprehensive history of the English language was first published in 1992. It features carefully chosen extracts that illustrate the development of English, examining particularly the stylistic variety of the language.
Literary Criticism

Readings in Medieval Texts

Author: Director of the Interdisciplinary Programme in the Humanities David F Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 280

This text offers a thorough and accessible introduction to the interpretation and criticism of a broad range of Old and Middle English canonical texts from the 9th to the 15th centuries. It outlines current debates and theories and also explores the major themes and literary issues of texts such as 'Beowulf' and 'The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle'.
Literary Criticism

A Book of Middle English

Author: Thorlac Turville-Petre

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

View: 861

The fourth edition of this essential Middle English textbook introduces students to the wide range of literature written in England between 1150 and 1400. Beginning with an extensive overview of middle English history, grammar, syntax, and pronunciation, the book goes on to examine key middle English texts — including a new extract from Julian of Norwich's Revelation of Divine Love — with helpful notes to direct students to key points within the text. Keeping in mind adopter feedback, this new edition includes a new model translation section with a student workbook and model exercise for classroom use. This new chapter will include sections on 'false friend' words, untranslatable idioms and notes on translating both poetry and prose. The text and references will be fully updated throughout and a foreword dedicated to the late J. A. Burrow will be included.
Literary Criticism

A Book of Middle English

Author: J. A. Burrow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

View: 987

This essential Middle English textbook, now in its third edition,introduces students to the wide range of literature written inEngland between 1150 and 1400. New, thoroughly revised edition of this essential MiddleEnglish textbook. Introduces the language of the time, giving guidance onpronunciation, spelling, grammar, metre, vocabulary and regionaldialects. Now includes extracts from ‘Pearl’ andChaucer’s ‘Troilus and Criseyde’. Bibliographic references have been updated throughout. Each text is accompanied by detailed notes.
Literary Criticism

Middle English Literature

Author: George Kane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 230

Originally published in 1951 Middle English Literature applies methods of literary evaluation to certain Middle English works. Arguing that previous literary criticism has largely focused on the commentary of their historical, social, philological and religious content, the book suggests that it has led to a thinking that Middle English literature is without artistic value and therefore cannot be compared effectively with later works of the fourteenth and fifteenth century. While traditional analysis has been beneficial to scientific and historical findings, this text seeks to look deeper into the artistic merits of the works and the authors that wrote them, arguing that the authors of these Middle English texts, wrote with the same motivations and experiences of these later authors which in turn informed the artistic basis of these Middle English works. The book looks at Middle English texts through three main areas: the Metrical Romances, the Religious Lyrics and Piers Plowman.
Literary Criticism

A Companion to Middle English Prose

Author: Anthony Stockwell Garfield Edwards

Publisher: DS Brewer

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

View: 335

Survey of and guide to all the major authors and genres in Middle English prose.
Literary Criticism

A Companion to Old and Middle English Literature

Author: Laura C. Lambdin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 433

View: 326

Presents nineteen chapters, each discussing a different genre, including riddles, balladry, romance, epic poetry, and beast fables.
Reference

A Manual of the Writings in Middle English, 1050-1500

Author: Modern Language Association of America. Middle English Group

Publisher: New Haven : Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences : [order from: Archon Books, Hamden, Conn.], 1967-1986 .

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 359

View: 734

Literary Criticism

Pursuing History

Author: Ralph Hanna

Publisher: Stanford University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 362

View: 572

This volume argues through a series of selected local studies, for the importance of "textual criticism" as a fundamental act of historical interpretation and recovery, pointing out the need for attention to the physical bearers of our knowledge of the English Middle Ages, the books themselves, and the ignored and alienating features of manuscript culture. The book begins with three essays that seek to problematize medieval book production, to show the procedure as more a fluid and emergent than a foreplanned process. The following two essays provide theoretical statements about the textual uses of manuscripts.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Middle English Dictionary

Author: Robert E. Lewis

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 173

View: 968

This new edition is a complete rewriting and reshaping of the original, with an up-to-date history of the original project and a comprehensive guide to the entries and their constituent parts.
English literature

Middle English Literature

Author: Charles W. Dunn

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN:

Category: English literature

Page: 564

View: 829

Revised from the 1973 first edition. An anthology of complete short works and self-sufficient excerpts with recognized literary merit from the period between the Norman Invasion and the advent of printing (1066-1476). Covers lyrics, and prose and verse narrative and instruction written for religions, learned, courtly, and popular audiences. Excludes Chaucer, Malory, and drama. Parallel columns gloss the regularized original language. Includes a guide to pronunciation. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Literary Criticism

A Concise Companion to Middle English Literature

Author: Marilyn Corrie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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This concise companion examines contexts that are essential to understanding and interpreting writing in English produced in the period between approximately 1100 and 1500. The essays in the book explore ways in which Middle English literature is 'different' from the literature of other periods. The book includes discussion of such issues as the religious and historical background to Middle English literature, the circumstances and milieux in which it was produced, its linguistic features, and the manuscripts in which it has been preserved. Amongst the great range of writers and writings discussed, the book considers the works of the most widely read Middle English author, Chaucer, against the background of the period that he both typifies and subverts. An accessible resource that examines contexts essential to understanding and interpreting writing of the Middle English period Chapters explore the distinctiveness of Middle English literature Brings together discussion and analysis by an international team of Middle English specialists, incorporating fresh material and new insights Includes analysis of Chaucer's writings, and considers them in relation to the work of his Middle English predecessors, contemporaries and successors Incorporates discussion of issues steering the perception of Middle English literature in the present day
Language Arts & Disciplines

Realities of translating

Author: Manfred Beyer

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

View: 639

Literary Collections

Medieval English Literature

Author: Joseph Burney Trapp

Publisher: Oxford Anthology of English Li

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 626

View: 244

Medieval English Literature is the first volume of the comprehensive Oxford Anthology of English Literature to be published in a second, expanded, and fully revised edition. It provides an authoritative and representative selection from the vast riches of Anglo-Saxon and Middle English literature of the period between AD 700 and AD 1500. The texts are presented either in full or in ample selections, helpfully and fully glossed and annotated according to the most recent scholarship. They are situated in their cultural context through general and particular introductions and through the carefully chosen illustrations, many of them new. Texts, annotations, introductions, and the bibliography have been thoroughly revised and brought up to date, and there is a full glossary of literary and historical terms. Anglo-Saxon poetry appears in modern verse translation. In addition to the whole of Beowulf (Edwin Morgan's translation), elegies, The Dream of the Rood, and The Battle of Maldon, there is a sampling of wisdom literature and of biblical epic made with particular reference to the situation of women in Anglo-Saxon society. The generous choice of Chaucer's poetry, in a lightly modernized, glossed text, now includes, as well as the General Prologue and the tales of the Miller, the Nun's Priest, the Wife of Bath (with her Prologue), the Franklin, and the Pardoner, an extract from The Legend of Good Women, and others from the Scottish Chaucerians Henryson and Dunbar. For romance, the whole of the third book of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and the entire text of Sir Orfeo, both glossed, have been added to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (revised translation by Keith Harrison). The selections from Malory's Morte Darthur have been augmented, as have the translated extracts from The Visions of Piers Plowman (with the account of the Harrowing of Hell). Modernized versions of the Chester Play of Noah and the Seven Deadly Sins episode from The Castle of Perseverance join the Second Shepherds' Play and Everyman in the Theater section. Ballads and lyric poetry have also been changed and amplified to link with a notable innovation: the section entitled Women's Writing and Women's Experience, an introduction to Middle English prose written by and for women.
Literary Criticism

The Middle English Mystics

Author: Wolfgang Riehle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

View: 601

Originally published as an English translation in 1981, The Middle English Mystics is a crucial contribution to the study of the literature of English mysticism. This book surveys and analyses the language of metaphor in the writings of such mystics as Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, Julian of Norwich, and in such anonymous works as The Cloud of Unknowing and the Ancrene Wisse. The main emphasis of this comparative and stylistic study is not theological but rather the means by which theological concepts are communicated through language. The book sets the English mystics in perspective by establishing their place in the European mystical movement of the Middle Ages. It shows how intricate the relationship between English, and continental mysticism really is. The book suggests that there is clear links between English and German female mysticism, yet the mysticism is in the main due not so much to specific influences as to the common background of Christian theology and mysticism.
Bible

The Psalms and Medieval English Literature

Author: Tamara Atkin

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN:

Category: Bible

Page: 344

View: 419

The Book of Psalms had a profound impact on English literature from the Anglo-Saxon to the late medieval period. This collection examines the various ways in which they shaped medieval English thought and contributed to the emergence of an English literary canon. It brings into dialogue experts on both Old and Middle English literature, thus breaking down the traditional disciplinary binaries of both pre- and post-Conquest English and late medieval and Early Modern, as well as emphasizing the complex and fascinating relationship between Latin and the vernacular languages of England. Its three main themes, translation, adaptation and voice, enable a rich variety of perspectives on the Psalms and medieval English literature to emerge. Tamara Atkin is Senior Lecturer in Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Literature at Queen Mary University of London; Francis Leneghan is Associate Professor of Old English at The University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford Contributors: Daniel Anlezark, Mark Faulkner, Vincent Gillespie, Michael P. Kuczynski, David Lawton, Francis Leneghan, Jane Roberts, Mike Rodman Jones, Elizabeth Solopova, Lynn Staley, Annie Sutherland, Jane Toswell, Katherine Zieman.
Literary Criticism

A Companion to Old and Middle English Studies

Author: Astley Cooper Partridge

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Imports

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 462

View: 922

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