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- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 72.80
Readers today no longer relish sustained allegorical narratives the way they did in the Middle Ages, when the art of other-speaking was as dominant in poetic discourse as it was elsewhere. Yet we live in an age which, following the postmodernist dictum that any sign can only refer to other signs, has declared all language liable to the... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 86.80
This book presents a major re-examination of the works of the fifteenth-century Scottish poet, Robert Henryson. Encompassing the full range of the poets work, Professor John MacQueen opens up previously unexplored areas of both Henrysons literary practice and his underlying moral and philosophical vision. MacQueen argues that numerology... more...
- 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...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 140.00
Venus Owne Clerk: Chaucers Debt to the Confessio Amantis will appeal to all those who value a bit of integration of Chaucer and Gower studies. It develops the unusual theme that the Canterbury Tales were signally influenced by John Gowers Confessio Amantis , resulting in a set-up which is entirely different from the one... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 79.00
Radical reinterpretation of Old English poetry and its relation to Anglo-Saxon thought and society. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95
Through a series of close readings of selected short poems and Lydgate's Troy Book, Fall of Princes, and Siege of Thebes and of Hoccleve's Regiments of Princes and Series, Smyth looks at expressions of time and examples of the authors' negotiation of time consciousness, illustrating how both poets manipulate a range of cultural narratives of time in... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 1978; US$ 16.99
The medieval poem Cursor Mundi is a biblical verse account of the history of the world, offering a chronological overview of salvation history from Creation to Doomsday. Originating in northern England around the year 1300, the poem was frequently copied in the north before appearing in a southern version in substantially altered form. Although... more...