Medieval Literature and Culture

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November 2006



Provides students with an introduction to literature and its context from the 7th to 15th centuries, including: the historical, cultural and intellectual background including religion and philosophy, society and politics, art and culture; major works and genres including religious literature, history writing, drama, Chaucer and Langland; and more.


1. Introduction; 2. Historical, Cultural and Intellectual Context; 2.1 Periods and Regions; 2.2 The Three Estates; 2.3 Language, Nation and Religion at the End of the Middle Ages; 3. Literature in the Medieval Period; 3.1 Literary Communities, Literary Movements and Medieval Canonicity; 3.2 Genres; 4. Critical Approaches; 4.1 From the Renaissance through the Eighteenth Century; 4.2 From the nineteenth through the mid-twentieth century; 4.3 From the 1970s to the Present; 5. Resources for Independent Study; 5.1 Chronology of key historical and cultural events; 5.2 Glossary of key literary terms; 5.3 References and Further Reading; Index.


Andrew Galloway is Associate Professor of English and Medieval Studies at Cornell University, UK. He is the editor of the Yearbook of Langland Studies and co-editor of the 'Medieval' section of The Literature Compass (Blackwells website, 2003).


"'[This] series offers both the student reader and teacher exciting and invaluable interventions in and reorientations around questions of history, culture, and period... With brio, verve, and an admirable brevity, the series grounds our understanding of literature and culture in thought-provoking and highly original ways.... an indispensable series that will set the benchmark for all such surveys and overviews.' - Julian Wolfreys, Professor of Victorian Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Florida."
EAN: 9780826486578
ISBN: 0826486576
Untertitel: 'Introductions to British Literature and Culture S. '. black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2006
Seitenanzahl: 160 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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