Middle English Lyrics: New Readings of Short Poems (Hardback)
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Middle English Lyrics: New Readings of Short Poems (Hardback)

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Hardback 328 Pages / Published: 21/09/2018
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The body of short Middle English poems conventionally known as lyrics is characterized by wonderful variety. Taking many different forms, and covering an enormous number of subjects, these poems have proved at once attractive and challenging for modern readers and scholars. This collection of essays explores a range of Middle English lyrics from the thirteenth to the early sixteenth century, both religious and secular in flavour. It directs attention to the intrinsic qualities of these short poems and at the same time explores their capacity to illuminate important aspects of medieval cultural practice and production: forms of piety, contemporary conditions and events, the history of feelings and emotions, and the relationships of image, song, performance and speech to the written word. The issues covered in the essays include editing lyrics; lyric manuscripts; affect; visuality; mouvance and transformation; and the relationships between words, music and speech. A particularly distinctive feature of the collection is that most of the essays take as a point of departure a specific lyric whose particularities are explored within wider-ranging critical argument. JULIA BOFFEY is Professor of Medieval Studies in the Department of English at Queen Mary University of London; CHRISTIANIA WHITEHEAD is Professor of Middle English Literature at the University of Warwick. Contributors: Anne Baden-Daintree, Julia Boffey, Anne Marie D'Arcy, Thomas G. Duncan, Susanna Fein, Mary C. Flannery, Jane Griffiths, Joel Grossman, John C. Hirsh, Hetta Elizabeth Howes, Natalie Jones, Michael P. Kuczynski, A. S. Lazikani, Daniel McCann, Denis Renevey, Elizabeth Robertson, Annie Sutherland, Mary Wellesley, Christiania Whitehead, Katherine Zieman.

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9781843844976
Number of pages: 328
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


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A solid contribution to early medieval scholarship, and a notably original one. EARLY MEDIEVAL EUROPEOne of its great strengths is that it takes in a great variety of data - archaeological, art historical, linguistic and literary....What makes this book distinctive is the focus on the possible religious roles of trees before and after the conversion to Christianity. MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGYBR> This beautifully illustrated volume offers a sound overview. NOTTINGHAM MEDIEVAL STUDIESBintley demonstrates the malleability and indomitability of tree lore and, in doing so, provides a deeper, more rounded insight into the changing Anglo-Saxon cultures and systems of belief. TIME & MIND Bintley has produced an intriguing, well-rounded disquisition into a fascinating subject. COMITATUSPresents a sympathetic approach to the ways in which Christianity dealt with heathen tree worship by absorbing and reinterpreting its tree symbolism. . . . (M)akes a most valuable addition to the existing literature. SPECULUM

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