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The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Literature 1100-1500


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Chronology; Introduction Larry Scanlon; Part I. Contexts, Genres, and Traditions: 1. Re-inventing English: Middle English language and its literature Wendy Scase; 2. Textual production and textual communities Richard Firth Green; 3. Religious writing: hagiography, pastoralia, devotional and contemplative works Richard Newhauser; 4. Romance Christine Chism; 5. Dialogue, debate, and dream vision Steven F. Kruger; 6. Drama Sarah Beckwith; 7. Lyric Ardis Butterfield; 8. Lollard writings Rita Copeland; Part II. Authors: 9. William Langland Ralph Hanna; 10. The Gawain-Poet Sarah Stanbury; 11. John Gower Diane Watt; 12. Geoffrey Chaucer Larry Scanlon; 13. Julian of Norwich Lynn Staley; 14. Thomas Hoccleve Ethan Knapp; 15. John Lydgate James Simpson; 16. Margery Kempe Rebecca Krug; 17. Sir Thomas Malory David Wallace; 18. Robert Henryson Sally Mapstone; Guide to further reading.

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A wide-ranging survey of the most important medieval authors and genres, designed for students of English.

About the Author

Larry Scanlon is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University, New Jersey.


'Scanlon's Companion brings together an impressive cast of contributors and provides its reader with an authoritative and accessible guide to the study of Middle English literature today.' De Gruyter

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