|aThe Oxford handbook of medieval literature in English /|cedited by Elaine Treharne and Greg Walker with the assistance of William Green.
|aOxford :|bOxford University Press,|c2010.
|axiii, 774 p. :|bill. ;|c26 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and indexes.
|tSpeaking of the medieval /|rElaine Treharne --|tLiterary production.|tBooks and manuscripts /|rA.S.G. Edwards ;|tTextual copying and transmission /|rOrietta Da Rold ;|tThe professionalization of writing /|rSimon Horobin ;|tWriting, authority, and bureaucracy /|rNicholas Perkins ;|tThe impact of print :|tthe perceived worth of the printed book in England, 1476-1575 /|rElizabeth Evenden --|tLiterary consumption.|tLiterature and the cultural elites /|rRalph Hanna ;|tThe verse of heroes /|rJayne Carroll ;|tInsular romance /|rSi粺n Echard ;|tA York primer and its alphabet :|treading women in a lay household /|rNicola Mcdonald ;|tPerforming communities :|tcivic religious drama /|rJohn J. McGavin --|tLiterature, clerical and lay.|tChange and continuity :|tthe English sermon before 1250 /|rBella Millett ;|tAuthorizing female piety /|rDiane Watt ;|tVisions and visionaries /|rAndrew Galloway ;|tWriting, heresy, and the anticlerical muse /|rMishtooni Bose ;|tAcquiring wisdom :|tteaching texts and the lore of the people /|rDaniel Anlezark --|tLiterary realities.|tThe Yorkshire partisans and the literature of popular discontent /|rAndrew Prescott ;|tThe Gothic turn and twelfth-century English chronicles /|rThomas A. Bredehoft ;|tAnti-social reform :|twriting rebellion /|rStephen Kelly ;|tSecular medieval drama /|rElisabeth Dutton ;|tSweit rois- delytsum lyllie :|tmetaphorical and real flowers in medieval verse /|rGillian Rudd --|tComplex identities.|tAuthority, constraint, and the writing of the medieval self /|rKathryn Kerby-Fulton ;|tComplex identities :|tselves and others /|rKathy Lavezzo ;|tThe chosen people :|tspiritual identities /|rSamantha Zacher ;|tIndividuality /|rAlcuin Blamires ;|tEmergent Englishness /|rJacqueline Stodnick --|tLiterary place, space, and time.|tRegions and communities /|rHelen Fulton ;|tThe city and the text :|tLondon literature /|rAlison Wiggins ;|tReading communities /|rWendy Scase ;|tScottish writing /|rElizabeth Elliot ;|tPlaces of the imagination :|tthe Gawain-poet /|rThorlac Turville-Petre --|tLiterary journeys.|tPilgrimages, travel writing, and the medieval exotic /|rJeffrey Jerome Cohen ;|tBritain :|tordinary myths and the stories of peoples /|rAnke Bernau ;|tMaps and margins :|tother lands, other peoples /|rAlfred Hiatt ;|tMonsters and the exotic in medieval England /|rAsa Simon Mittman and Susan M. Kim ;|tSpiritual quest and social space :|ttexts of hard travel for God on Earth and in the heart /|rMary Baine Campbell --|gEpilogue.|tWhen did "the medieval" end :|tretrospection, foresight, and the end(s) of the English Middle Ages /|rGreg Walker.
|aThe study of medieval literature has experienced a revolution in the last two decades, which has reinvigorated many parts of the discipline and changed the shape of the subject in relation to the scholarship of the previous generation. 'New' texts (laws and penitentials, women's writing, drama records), innovative fields and objects of study (the history of the book, the study of space and the body, medieval masculinities), and original ways of studying them (the Sociology of the Text, performance studies) have emerged. This has brought fresh vigour and impetus to medieval studies, and impacted significantly on cognate periods and areas. The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English brings together the insights of these new fields and approaches with those of more familiar texts and methods of study, to provide a comprehensive overview of the state of medieval literature today. It also returns to first principles in posing fundamental questions about the nature, scope, and significance of the discipline, and the directions that it might take in the next decade.
|aEnglish literature|yMiddle English, 1100-1500|xHistory and criticism|vHandbooks, manuals, etc.