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Saunders, Corinne

A Companion to Medieval Poetry

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A Companion to Medieval Poetry presents a series of original essays from leading literary scholars that explore English poetry from the Anglo-Saxon period up to the 15th century.

  • Organised into three parts to echo the chronological and stylistic divisions between the Anglo-Saxon, Middle English and Post-Chaucerian periods, each section is introduced with contextual essays, providing a valuable introduction to the society and culture of the time

  • Combines a general discussion of genres of medieval poetry, with specific consideration of texts and authors, including Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Chaucer, Gower and Langland

  • Features original essays by eminent scholars, including Andy Orchard, Carl Schmidt, Douglas Gray, and Barry Windeatt,  who present a range of theoretical, historical, and cultural approaches to reading medieval poetry, as well as offering close analysis of individual texts and traditions

Keywords: Gawin, Anglo-Saxon, Middle-English, Beowulf, epic poetry, heroic , poetry, chivalric romance, Langland, Pearl

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2009
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
648 pages
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781444319101
Printed ISBN
9781405159630

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