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Aurality  

Joyce Coleman

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Apr 2007
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Nov 2015
Orality—understood as the oral delivery of texts—is often assumed to have given way to literacy—the private reading of texts—over the course of the medieval period. The two entities are ... More

Authorial Work  

Kellie Robertson

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Apr 2007
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Nov 2015
Michel Foucault declared that authors became subject to punishment and discourse became transgressive. In the late fourteenth century, both “discourse” and the very act of writing itself ... More

Authority  

Emily Steiner

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Apr 2007
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Nov 2015
Authority can refer to a person, a quality that one possesses, a governing institution a text containing crucial information or founding principles, or a exemplary event. In other words, ... More

Beauty  

Maura Nolan

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Apr 2007
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Nov 2015
In On Beauty and Being Just, Elaine Scarry argues that error is part and parcel of the human understanding of beauty. Medieval writers regarded beauty with some suspicion; in the modern ... More

Books  

Alexandra Gillespie

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Apr 2007
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Nov 2015
The book is a source of information about the past, a material result of inevitably imperfect human labor. Because they are further disordered by time, books are unstable witnesses to that ... More

Conflict  

Marion Turner

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Apr 2007
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Nov 2015
Richard II’s reign as king of England was characterized by an explosion in the production of literary and political vernacular texts and by dramatic political upheaval. In the last quarter ... More

Drama as Textual Practice  

Sheila Lindenbaum

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Apr 2007
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Nov 2015
A popular notion in medieval drama study is that plays can be fully accessed only in the moment of performance. This idea has been challenged only recently. This article proposes a ... More

Early Tudor Literary Criticism?  

Chris Stamatakis

This article considers whether the activity that we recognize as criticism existed in the literary culture of early Tudor England. Before the appearance of formal poetic defenses and ... More

Episodes  

Elizabeth Allen

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Apr 2007
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Nov 2015
Medieval narratives create order on the basis of causal sequences in time. However, cyclical and episodic structures, formal fragmentation, incompletion, and the existence of multiple ... More

Feeling  

Sarah McNamer

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Apr 2007
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Nov 2015
The past few decades have witnessed a surge of interest in emotion as a subject of study across the disciplines. This has generated important interdisciplinary conversations, opening up ... More

Form  

Christopher Cannon

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Apr 2007
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Plato and Aristotle offered contrasting definitions of “form.” According to Plato, a “form” was external to the material world, a notion or idea or thought that can properly exist only in ... More

Genre Without System  

Alfred Hiatt

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Apr 2007
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One of the stanzas in “To Rosemounde,” a poem tentatively ascribed to Geoffrey Chaucer, mentions a pike steeped in galantine sauce that creates a moment of confusion. The fish in question ... More

Gossip and (un) Official Writing  

Susan E. Phillips

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Apr 2007
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Nov 2015
In the Prologue to the “Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale,” a loyal servant betrays his master’s closely held secrets as he engages in idle talk. Yet much more is at stake in this scene than the ... More

Heresy and Humanism  

Andrew Cole

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Apr 2007
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Nov 2015
A controversial idea associated with religious culture in the late Middle Ages is that anyone who considers himself a part of mainstream religion must know his difference from heretics. A ... More

Imaginative Theory  

Nicolette Zeeman

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Apr 2007
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Nov 2015
The literary theory of the medieval schools, found in academic prologues or commentaries, is often articulated in an analytical and explicit language. However, in both Latin and vernacular ... More

Incarnational (Auto)Biography  

Nancy Bradley Warren

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Apr 2007
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Nov 2015
This article examines life writing in Middle English by focusing on Julian of Norwich’s Showings as well as Margaret Gascoigne’s copy of the book and the accompanying record of her ... More

Institutions  

D. Vance Smith

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Apr 2007
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Nov 2015
In Geoffrey Chaucer’s The House of Fame, the hall of Fame is reminiscent of what Erving Goffman termed in his study of asylums a “total institution” during the Middle Ages. Modern ... More

Learning to Live  

Stephanie Trigg

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Apr 2007
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Nov 2015
The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries witnessed the proliferation of conduct books, an indication of the growing instability of class boundaries as well as concern about maintaining or ... More

Liturgy  

Bruce Holsinger

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Apr 2007
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Nov 2015
In medieval England, liturgy was a looming presence in so many aspects of English literary production. Yet many fundamental questions concerning the relationship between liturgy and ... More

Manuscript Matrix, Modern Canon  

Carol Symes

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Apr 2007
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Nov 2015
This chapter argues that medieval processes of textual transmission have had less effect on the reception and interpretation of medieval “literature” than modern trends in preservation, ... More

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