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Conscience and the Composition of Piers Plowman

Sarah Wood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653768
eISBN:
9780191741678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653768.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This book provides a detailed account of one of the central personified figures in William Langland's Piers Plowman. Previous critical accounts of Conscience either focus on discussions of the ... More


Conscience in the Versions of Piers Plowman

SARAH WOOD

in Conscience and the Composition of Piers Plowman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653768
eISBN:
9780191741678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653768.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter argues that each of Conscience's new appearances in the C text is not only related to other contemporary texts and discourses (such as those discussed in the previous chapter), but also ... More


The Virgin Speaks

JOCELYN WOGAN-BROWNE

in Saints' Lives and Women's Literary Culture, 1150-1300: Virginity and its Authorizations

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112792
eISBN:
9780191707599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112792.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter considers theological issues in hagiography and argues for women's composition in the genre as a mode of theological practice. It considers the response of Clemence of Barking to ... More


Conclusion

Leonard Neidorf

in The Transmission of "Beowulf": Language, Culture, and Scribal Behavior

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501705113
eISBN:
9781501708282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705113.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter surveys linguistic regularities in Beowulf in order to gauge the extent to which the poem’s text might have been altered during its transmission. For the literary critics and cultural ... 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


Prologues to Twelfth-Century School Commentaries on Horace’s Ars poetica, CA. 1150

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses prologues to commentaries on Horace's Ars poetica, written around 1150. Two anonymous texts are considered. The first, known as the ‘Materia’ commentary, deals with the ... More


Gervase of Melkley, Ars versificaria, CA. 1215–1216

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0037
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Ars versificaria (Art of Versifying), a treatise written by Gervase of Melkley around 1215–1216. Ars versificaria focuses on style and is comprised of three sections dealing ... More


John of Garland, Parisiana poetria, CA. 1231–1235

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0039
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Parisiana poetria, a treatise on grammar and rhetoric written by John of Garland around 1231–1235. A consummate work on the grammatical and rhetorical curricula, Parisiana ... More


Tria Sunt (After 1256, Before 1400)

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0041
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Tria sunt (‘There are three things...’), a comprehensive treatise on the Latin arts of prose and poetry. In addition to different kinds of poetry and prose, Tria sunt deals ... More


Introduction

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0051
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This section focuses on the diffusion of grammatical and rhetorical theory in Latin teaching and especially in English vernacular writing. It presents texts that represent aspects of this diffusion ... More


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