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Anglo-Saxon (Beginnings through 1066)

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  • Chaucer: The Canterbury Talesby Winthrop Wetherbee

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 22.00

    This guide places the Canterbury Tales in the context of the crisis in English society in the fourteenth century. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Chaucerby Piero Boitani; Jill Mann

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00

    This second edition continues the excellent tradition of the volume, offering students a comprehensive introduction to Chaucer's work and life. more...

  • Imagining Death in Spenser and Miltonby Elizabeth Jane Bellamy; Patrick Cheney; Michael Schoenfeldt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 160.00

    Imagining Death in Spenser and Milton assembles a collection of essays on the compelling topic of death in two monumental representatives of the early modern canon, Edmund Spenser and John Milton. The volume draws its impetus from the conviction that death is a central, yet curiously understudied, preoccupation for Spenser and Milton, contending... more...

  • A Critical Companion to Spenser Studiesby Bart Van Es

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00

    This book provides an authoritative guide to debate on Elizabethan England's poet laureate. It covers key topics and provides histories for all of the primary texts. Some of today's most prominent Spenser scholars offer accounts of debates on the poet, from the Renaissance to the present day. Essential for those producing new research on Spenser. more...

  • The Polemics and Poems of Rachel Speghtby Rachel Speght; Barbara Kiefer Lewalski

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 54.99

    Rachel Speght was the first Englishwoman to identify herself, unmistakably and by name, as a polemicist and critic of contemporary gender ideology. This edition includes her foray into the Jacobean gender wars and her collected poems. Speght's tract, A Mouzell for Melastomus (1617), is at once a spirited answer to Joseph Swetnam's attack on women... more...

  • Multiple Authorship and the Myth of Solitary Geniusby Jack Stillinger

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 144.99

    This is a study of the collaborative creation behind literary works that are usually considered the work of a single author. Stillinger examines case histories from Keats, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Mill, and T.S. Eliot, as well as from American fiction, plays, and films, to demonstrate that multiple authorship is a widespread phenomenon. more...

  • The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, Volume 7, Part 1by John Donne; Gary A. Stringer; Paul A. Parrish

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 47.95

    Praise for previous volumes: "This variorum edition will be the basis of all future Donne scholarship." -- Chronique This is the 4th volume of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne to appear. This volume presents a newly edited critical text of the Holy Sonnets and a comprehensive... more...

  • Chaucer's Visions of Manhoodby Holly A. Crocker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This book argues that Chaucer challenges his culture's mounting obsession with vision, constructing a model of 'manhed' that blurs the distinction between agency and passivity in a traditional gender binary. more...

  • Mythographic Chaucerby Jane Chance

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 72.00

    Jane Chance reveals how the concealment of embarrassing secrets often sexual in nature and the burden of political alliances and strategies?what might together be termed sexual politics?motivated Chaucer in much of his work. Firmly placing Chaucer in the cultural politics of his time, she shows how he manipulated the mythographic and textual conventions... more...

  • Chaucer at Largeby Steve Ellis

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 35.00

    In this learned, lively, and wide-ranging book, Steve Ellis conducts us on a tour of the appearances that the greatest writer of Middle English has made throughout English-speaking culture in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Surveying the uses to which Chaucer has been put in modern times, Ellis presents a compelling picture that goes beyond... more...