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- Sussex Academic Press 2013; US$ 24.99
Going on a quest of Thomas Malory and of the meaning of his classic Le Morte d?Arthur , this work addresses the text?s central preoccupations?violence, desire, and the nature of Englishness?by asking such questions as Who was Malory? Why did successive authorities want to lock him up? How did he come to write the Le Morte d?Arthur ? and Why has... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
She, This in Blak takes a fresh look at Chaucer's great Trojan romance, Troilus and Criseyde, in light of recent scholarship on late scholastic discourses on representation and causality as they pertain to human perception and judgment. This study also contributes to a growing literature on the impact of scholastic psychological theory upon contemporary... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
This study will significantly further our interpretations of the unique autobiography of Margery Kempe, lay woman turned mystic and visionary. Following the manuscript from a Carthusian monastery through history, Chappell bridges the gaps in our understanding of the transmission of texts from the medieval past to the present. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 67.00
John Guillory challenges the most fundamental premises of the canon debate by resituating the problem of canon formation in an entirely new theoretical framework. The result is a book that promises to recast not only the debate about the literary curriculum but also the controversy over "multiculturalism" and the current "crisis of the humanities."... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00
Derek Brewer (1923-2008) was one of the most influential medievalists of the twentieth century, first through his own publications and teaching, and later as a pioneer in academic publishing. Essays in this collection take their starting point from his ideas and interests, before offering their own fresh thinking in those key areas of medieval studies... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00
It has long been thought that John Gower was probably a lawyer before turning to poetry, and this study reveals his active engagement with contemporary legal debates, and aspects of criminal law. The author argues that the 'Confessio Amantis' in particular demonstrates Gower's uncertainty about how to reconcile the ideal of a just law with... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00
These fifteen essays, four of them commissioned for this volume, along with a discursive introduction which sets each essay into place and comments on its distinctive features, represent a gathering never before attempted: a symposium on Chaucer's craft that concentrates on his poetic forms, his rhythms, his riming, his versification, his prosody. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
First published in 1990, Chaucer and the Social Contest takes a fresh view of The Canterbury Tales , by placing the storytelling contest among the Canterbury pilgrims within the larger social contests in the changing England of the late fourteenth century. The author focuses on three crucial fields of contention: the division of social duties into... more...
- University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 69.95
Geoffrey Chaucer is widely considered the father of English literature. This introduction begins with a review of his life and the cultural milieu of fourteenth-century England and then expands into analyses of such major works as The Parliament of Fowls, Troilus and Criseyde, and, of course, the Canterbury Tales, examining them alongside a selection... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00
This study explores Chaucer's present-day cultural reputation by way of popular culture. In just the past two decades his texts have been adapted to a wide variety of popular genres, including television, stage, comic book, hip-hop, science fiction, horror, romance, and crime fiction. This cultural recycling involves a variety of functions but... more...