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A Handbook of Middle English Studies

Edited by: Marion Turner
eISBN: 9780470655382
Print publication date: 2013


Subject Literature

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780470655382.2013.x

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A Handbook of Middle English Studies

A Handbook of Middle English Studies presents twenty-six original and accessible essays by leading scholars, analyzing the relationship between critical theory and late-medieval literature. The collection offers a range of entry points into the rich field of medieval literary studies, exploring subjects including the depiction of the self and the mind, the literature of conquest, ideas of beauty and aesthetics, and the relationship between place and literature. Topics that have long been central to the field, such as authorship, gender, and race, feature alongside areas only recently coming under critical scrutiny, such as globalization, the environment, and animality. Collectively, the essays demonstrate that the manuscript culture of late medieval literature raises key theoretical issues concerning the relationship between authors, texts, and readers. A Handbook of Middle English Studies models diverse approaches to medieval texts and stakes a claim in debates about topics ranging from class to the canon, from imagination to nationhood, from sexuality to the public sphere.

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Turner, Marion (ed). A Handbook of Middle English Studies. Blackwell Publishing, 2013. Blackwell Reference Online. 17 January 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9780470655382_9780470655382>



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