In Strange Countries: Middle English Literature and its Afterlife: Essays in Memory of J. J. Anderson - Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture (Hardback)
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In Strange Countries: Middle English Literature and its Afterlife: Essays in Memory of J. J. Anderson - Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture (Hardback)

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These essays by senior scholars in medieval studies celebrate the career of J.J. Anderson, editor, critic, and co-founder of the Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture series, who taught in medieval studies at the University of Manchester for forty years. The essays are rooted in medieval literature but frequently range beyond the confines of the Middle Ages. They reflect the breadth of Anderson's own scholarly interests, especially in drama and Arthurian literature. There is a particular focus on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Pearl, poems which preoccupied him throughout his scholarly life. There are also new reconsiderations of La?amon's Brut, Mirk's Festial, the Passion plays, and the manuscripts of the Pore Caitif. Moving beyond the traditional purview of medieval literature, several contributors trace the afterlives of medieval themes in later literature. These essays include a consideration of the twinned trajectories of the medieval heroes Robin Hood and King Arthur from medieval literature to modern television, a comparison of La?amon's Brut and Tennyson's Idylls of the King, and a recreation of the Bishop Blase procession which took place in industrial Bradford. Contributors are Rosamund Allen, Ralph Elliott, Alexandra Johnston, Stephen Knight, Peter Meredith, Susan Powell, Gillian Rudd, Alan Shelston, and Kalpen Trivedi.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719084508
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A collection of fine scholarly essays and also an intensely personal tribute to a much-admired scholar ... This excellent collection of essays both celebrates and demonstrates the network of scholarship that has given us a continually renewed understanding of medieval texts and their afterlife.' Graham Tulloch, Parergon - Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, volume 29.2 (2012). Readers of In Strange Countries will value it differently depending on their points of invested contact with individual chapters. The best of these reach an unimpeachable standard of scholarship and will influence specialist conversation in their fields. -- .

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