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A Gathering of Dreams

J. A. Burrow

in Langland's Fictions

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112938
eISBN:
9780191670879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112938.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Piers Plowman and considers it as a dream poem, emphasizing particularly Langland's art in constructing it out from a number of separate dreams. Based on the information found ... More


‘Meisterlieder’

ANNETTE VOLFING

in John the Evangelist and Medieval German Writing: Imitating the Inimitable

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246847
eISBN:
9780191714597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246847.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers poetological issues in relation to the genre of ‘Meisterlieder’, the metrically intricate didactic poetry of the later Middle High German period. The new theme of John's ... More


The Roman de la rose in its Philosophical Context: Art, Nature, and Ethics

Jonathan Morton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816669
eISBN:
9780191858314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816669.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Roman de la rose is one of the most erudite, complex works of poetry to have been produced in medieval Europe, rich with allusions to French and Latin literature and to Scholastic philosophy. Its ... More


Hybrid Poetics in Old English Verse

Heather Maring

in Signs That Sing: Hybrid Poetics in Old English Verse

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054469
eISBN:
9780813053202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054469.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter 1 proposes that oral-traditional and literate features of a text do not correlate with a Germanic past and a Christian present. Instead, poets treat these modes of communication, ... More


Signifying the Coming of Christ in <i>The Advent Lyrics</i>

Heather Maring

in Signs That Sing: Hybrid Poetics in Old English Verse

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054469
eISBN:
9780813053202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054469.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Old English verse uses “ritual signs” as an expressive component that complements the hybridity of written oral-connected idioms and of the oral-literate versions of these idioms that benefit from ... More


Sacred and profane: Pastoral care in the parish church

Laura Varnam

in The church as sacred space in Middle English literature and culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784994174
eISBN:
9781526132420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994174.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter argues that the profane challenge posed by lay misbehaviour and sacrilege in the church paradoxically strengthens sacred space. Sermon exempla from the literature of pastoral care (e.g. ... More


Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This book contributes to two fields, the history of the language arts and the history of literary theory. It brings together sources in the disciplines of grammar and rhetoric which were used to ... More


Murder by Accident: Medieval Theater, Modern Media, Critical Intentions

Jody Enders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226207834
eISBN:
9780226207858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226207858.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Over fifty years ago, it became unfashionable—even forbidden—for students of literature to talk about an author's intentions for a given work. This book resurrects the long-disgraced concept of ... More


Seeing the Seer: Victorian Visions

Nick Havely

in Dante’s British Public: Readers and Texts, from the Fourteenth Century to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199212446
eISBN:
9780191789472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212446.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

Dante and his work came to be ever more frequently and prominently visualized by artists, writers, and readers during the mid-nineteenth century. Contributors to that process—such as Carlyle, ... More


The Art itself is Nature: Art, Nature, and Ethics in the

Jonathan Morton

in The Roman de la rose in its Philosophical Context: Art, Nature, and Ethics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816669
eISBN:
9780191858314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816669.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The chapter outlines different models of nature in medieval Aristotelian and Platonic philosophy in order to show how the Rose plays them against each other to articulate its own model of the complex ... More


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