William Langland's Piers Plowman: A Book of Essays

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April 2001



This collection of newly written essays provides a fresh examination of some of the issues central to the study of this poem, including an exploration of its relevance to contemporary literary theory and to 14th century culture and ideology.


Table of Contents: Introduction, Piers Plowman in Context: Making History Lefgal: Piers Plowman and the Rebels of Fourteenth-Century England Andrew Galloway, The Luxury of Gender: Piers Plowman B.9 and The Merchant's Tale Joan Baker & Susan Signe Morrison, Langland's Romances Stephen H. A. Shepherd, The Langland Myth C. David Benson The Poetry of Piers Plowman Langland's Mighty Line Stephen A. Barney, Chaucer and Langland as Religious Writers Mary Clemente Davlin, O.P. Through the Lens of Theory: The Power of Impropriety: Authorial Naming in piers Plowman James Simpson, Measurement and the "feminine" in Piers Plowman: A Response to Recent Studies of Langland and Gender Elizabeth Robertson, Allegory Reconsidered: Inventing the Subject and the Personification of Will in Piers Plowman: Rhetorical, Erotic, and Ideological Origins and Limits in Langland's Allegorical Poetics James J. Paxson, Poverty, Allegory and the Transfiguration of History in the Central Visions of Piers Plowman Kathleen M. Hewitt-Smith, Notes on Contributors, Index
EAN: 9780815328049
ISBN: 0815328044
Untertitel: 'Garland Medieval Casebooks'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2001
Seitenanzahl: 225 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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