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Anglo-Norman period. Early English. Middle

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  • 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...

  • Book of the Incipitby D. Vance Smith

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 40.00

    In the first book to examine one of the most peculiar features of one of the greatest and most perplexing poems of England?s late Middle Ages?the successive attempts of Piers Plowman to begin, and to keep beginning?D. Vance Smith compels us to rethink beginning, as concept and practice, in both medieval and contemporary terms. more...

  • Congenial Soulsby Stephanie Trigg

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 82.50

    John Dryden claimed to share a kindred spirit, a congenial soul, with Geoffrey Chaucer, and he was not alone. Reading critics reading Chaucer, Stephanie Trigg makes us privy to the special communities-modeled on the pilgrimage to Canterbury-that rose up around the author as commentators through the ages sought spiritual or emotional intimacy with him.... more...

  • A Concise Companion to Chaucerby Corinne Saunders

    Wiley 2008; US$ 79.95

    This concise companion provides a succinct introduction to Chaucer’s major works, the contexts in which he wrote, and to medieval thought more generally. Opens with a general introductory section discussing London life and politics, books and authority, manuscripts and readers. Subsequent sections focus on Chaucer’s major works –... more...

  • Lydgate Mattersby Lisa H. Cooper; Andrea Denny-Brown

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This collection seeks to re-evaluate fifteenth-century English poetry in light of recent scholarly interest in the verse of popular poet John Lydgate and medieval material culture more broadly. more...

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knightby J. R. R. Tolkien; E. V. Gordon; Norman Davis

    Oxford University Press, UK 1967; US$ 54.99

    Three epic poems from 14th century England speak of life during the age of chivalry. Translated from medieval English. more...

  • The Portable Chaucerby Geoffrey Chaucer; Theodore Morrison

    Penguin Group US 1977; US$ 18.00

    In the fourteenth century Geoffrey Chaucer, who served three kings as a customs official and special envoy, virtually invented English poetry. He did so by wedding the language of common speech to metrical verse, creating a medium that could accommodate tales of courtly romance, bawdy fabliaux , astute psychological portraiture, dramatic monologues,... more...

  • A Genealogy of Cyborgothicby Dongshin Yi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    A Genealogy of the Cyborgothic imagines a new literary genre emerging from gothic literature and science fiction that will help to envision a cyborg-friendly, non-anthropocentric posthuman society. Dongshin Yi introduces mothering as an aesthetic and ethical practice that can enable a posthumanist relationship between human and non-human beings as... more...

  • Constructing Chaucerby Geoffrey W. Gust

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00

    This book examines the scholarly construction of Geoffrey Chaucer in different historical eras, and challenges long-standing assumptions to enhance the theoretical dialogue on Chaucer's historical reception. more...

  • Transcultural English Studiesby Frank Schulze-Engler; Sissy Helff

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 135.80

    What is most strikingly new about the transcultural is its sudden ubiquity. Following in the wake of previous concepts in cultural and literary studies such as creolization, hybridity, and syncretism, and signalling a family relationship to terms such as transnationality, translocality, and transmigration, ‘transcultural’ terminology has... more...