Blackwell Guides to Criticism: Middle English Literature: A Guide to Criticism

Editor/Author Dalrymple, Roger
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $160.95
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ISBN: 978-0-631-23289-6
Category: Language & Literature - British literature
Image Count: 3
Book Status: Available
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Middle English is a student guide to the most influential critical writing on Middle English literature. A student guide to the most influential critical writing on Middle English literature. Brings together extracts from some of the major authorities in the field. Introduces readers to different critical approaches to key Middle English texts. Treats a wide range of Middle English texts, including The Owl and the Nightingale, The Canterbury Tales and Morte d'Arthur. Organized around key critical concerns, such as authorship, genre, and textual form. Each critical concern can be used as the basis for one week's work in a semester-long course. Enables readers to forge new connections between different approaches.

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Table of Contents

  • Contents Arranged by Middle English Author / Text
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1 Authorship
  • John Lydgate: The Critical Approach (1970) - Derek Pearsall
  • Literary Theory and Literary Practice (1984) - Alastair Minnis
  • Authority (1994) - Tim William Machan
  • 2 Textual Form
  • The hoole book (1963) - D. S. Brewer
  • Division and Failure in Gower's Confessio Amantis (1988) - Hugh White
  • 3 Genre
  • Middle English Narrative Genres (1980) - Paul Strohm
  • The Religious Tradition (1982) - Piero Boitani
  • 4 Language, Style, Rhetoric
  • Early Medieval Narrative Style (1987) - A. C. Spearing
  • The Language of Service and Household Rhetoric (1993) - Diane Watt
  • Three Languages (1996) - Thorlac Turville-Petre
  • 5 Allegory
  • Patristic Criticism: The Opposition (1960) - E. Talbot Donaldson
  • The Poets (1967) - Siegfried Wenzel
  • Intellectual and Religious Interpretations (1975) - Kathryn Hume
  • Allegorical Buildings in Mediaeval Literature (1994) - Jill Mann
  • 6 Literature and History
  • Economics (2001) - John M. Bowers
  • Constructing Social Realities (2001) - Helen Barr
  • 7 Gender
  • Sexual Economics, Chaucer's Wife of Bath, and The Book of Margery Kempe (1983) - Sheila Delany
  • Medieval Medical Views of Women and Female Spirituality (1993) - Elizabeth Robertson
  • Violence as Symbolic Capital in Malory's Morte Darthur (1998) - Laurie A. Finke and Martin B. Schichtman
  • 8 Identity
  • Characterisation in the English Mystery Cycles (1983) - David Mills
  • Community, Virtue and Individual Identity in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1988) - David Aers
  • Troilus and Criseyde and the Subject of History (1991) - Lee Patterson
  • Afterword
  • Bibliography