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Oxford History of Poetry in English

The Oxford History of Poetry in English

Volume 2. Medieval Poetry: 1100-1400

The Oxford History of Poetry in English

Oxford History of Poetry in English

The Oxford History of Poetry in English

Volume 2. Medieval Poetry: 1100-1400

Oxford History of Poetry in English: The Oxford History of Poetry in English

 

This volume reflects the multiplicity of English poetry between 1100 and 1400. The chapters focus on the historical, linguistic, and poetic transitions of the period, including major innovations and developments in language, topics, poetic forms, and means of expression.


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Beschrijving Oxford History of Poetry in English: The Oxford History of Poetry in English

The Oxford History of Poetry in English is designed to offer a fresh, multi-voiced, and comprehensive analysis of 'poetry': from Anglo-Saxon culture through contemporary British, Irish, American, and Global culture, including English, Scottish, and Welsh poetry, Anglo-American colonial and post-colonial poetry, and poetry in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, India, Africa, Asia, and other international locales. The series both synthesizes
existing scholarship and presents cutting-edge research, employing a global team of expert contributors for each of the fourteen volumes.

This volume occupies both a foundational and a revolutionary place. Its opening date—1100—marks the re-emergence of a vernacular poetic record in English after the political and cultural disruption of the Norman Conquest. By its end date—1400—English poetry had become an established, if still evolving, literary tradition. The period between these dates sees major innovations and developments in language, topics, poetic forms, and means of expression. Middle English poetry reflects the
influence of multiple contexts—history, social institutions, manuscript production, old and new models of versification, medieval poetic theory, and the other literary languages of England. It thus emphasizes the aesthetic, imaginative treatment of new and received materials by medieval writers and the
formal craft required for their verse. Individual chapters treat the representation of national history and mythology, contemporary issues, and the shared doctrine and learning provided by sacred and secular sources, including the Bible. Throughout the period, lyric and romance figure prominently as genres and poetic modes, while some works hover enticingly on the boundary of genre and discursive forms. The volume ends with chapters on the major writers of the late fourteenth-century (Langland,
the Gawain-poet, Chaucer, and Gower) and with a look forward to the reception of something like a national literary tradition in fifteenth-century literary culture.


ISBN
9780198827429
Pagina's
576
Verschijnt
Serie
Oxford History of Poetry in English
NUR
320
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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