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English Review

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

A periodical founded in 1908 through the inspiration of a group of writers including Conrad, H. G. Wells, and E. Garnett, with the purpose, in the words of its first editor F. M. Ford (then...

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Chaucer as Catholic child in nineteenth-century English reception

Andrew Lynch.

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

January 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 6525 words.

Andrew Lynch recuperates an overlooked aspect of Chaucerian reception in the nineteenth century: Chaucer’s Catholicism. By the nineteenth century, to be Catholic meant to be un-English,...

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A Fine Romance? Wulf and Eadwacer, The Wife's Lament, and The Husband's Message

David Clark.

in Between Medieval Men

February 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 8103 words.

The first chapter analyses three poems most often considered to be about heterosexual romantic love as a means of destabilizing at the outset assumptions often made about Old English texts....

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The Moral Status of the Natural in Middle English Vernacular Writings

Hugh White.

in Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

November 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 8797 words.

The natural was also a highly important concept for those who wrote less academically elevated devotional works, sermons, and moral treatises in the Middle English vernacular. This chapter...

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Staging Contemplation in the Vernacular

Eleanor Johnson.

in Staging Contemplation

September 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 1816 words.

The conclusion reviews the poetic modes and devices by which Middle English contemplative works perform the contemplations that they describe. The homologies between plays and other...

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His Use of Sources and External Aids

Christine Franzen.

in The Tremulous Hand of Worcester

September 1991; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 24610 words.

This chapter briefly reviews some of the evidence for the knowledge and use of Old English after the mid-12th century. It then examines the evidence which may indicate whether the tremulous...

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Anchoritic Damsel: Margery Kempe of Lynn, c.1373–c.1440

David Wallace.

in Strong Women

May 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 29298 words.

Contexts of European war, and approach to war, powerfully influence what The Book of Margery Kempe has to be when discovered in 1934. Margery is first marketed and reviewed as an English...

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Dutch Theater and Drama

Wim Hüsken.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 12489 words.

In the Low Countries, few liturgical drama texts have been preserved. Compared to the surrounding countries of France, Germany, and England, vernacular drama texts handed down in manuscript...

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The French Monarchy

Neil Murphy.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 12203 words.

The study of the ebb and flow of monarchial power lies at the center of the historiography of medieval France. The Capetian and Valois kings ruled over a large and regionally diverse...

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