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Death, Terminable and Interminable: St. Erkenwald

D. Vance Smith

in Arts of Dying: Literature and Finitude in Medieval England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226640853
eISBN:
9780226641041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226641041.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The uncorrupted body of a just pagan found in the foundation of St. Paul's Cathedral in St. Erkenwald extends the theological and philosophical exploration of death and salvation from Piers Plowman. ... More


The language of gesture: Untimely bodies and contemporary performance

Joshua Davies

in Visions and ruins: Cultural memory and the untimely Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125934
eISBN:
9781526136220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125934.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores the medieval interests of two twenty-first century pieces of art: Elizabeth Price’s immersive video installation, The Woolworths Choir of 1979 (2012), and Michael Landy’s Saints ... More


Epilogue

Laura Ashe

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume I: 1000-1350: Conquest and Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199575381
eISBN:
9780191845420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199575381.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The epilogue offers a reading of the fourteenth-century poem St Erkenwald, discussing its implications for matters of civic and national identity, law, historical sense, memory, and social cohesion.


Alliterative Poetry and the Time of Antiquity

Emily Steiner

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the time of classical antiquity in English alliterative poetry, c.1360–1420, a period of intense literary creativity. Alliterative poets in this period were attracted to what ... More


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