Chaucer and the Challenges of Medievalism honors the extraordinary academic career of H. A. Kelly, whose scholarship covers a wide variety of topics, including medieval and Renaissance literature and history, ecclesiastical history and theology, and philology. In recognition of his broad historical sweep, authors addressed in this volume range from Aristotle to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, though, in the interest of cohesion, the contributions focus primarily on English medieval literature and philology, and on closely related European and historical fields. Theoretically and methodologically, the essays fulfill the dual task of taking stock and taking on the challenges now facing medievalism. The reader will encounter a broad variety of «texts» here, as well as fresh perspectives on issues of current interest in medieval studies.
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2003. XXII, 403 pp., 12 fig.
Contents: Donka Minkova/Theresa Tinkle: Introduction – Christopher Baswell: King Edward and the Cripple – V. A. Kolve:
Looking at the Sun in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde – Gordon Kipling: Lydgate: The Poet as Deviser – Martin Duffell:
French Symmetry, Germanic Rhythm, and Spanish Metre – Donka Minkova/Robert Stockwell: Emendation and the Chaucerian Metrical
Template – Glending Olson: A Franciscan Reads the Facetus – Theresa Tinkle: The Imagined Chaucerian Community of Bodleian
MS Fairfax 16 – John Ganim: Mary Shelley, Godwin’s Chaucer and the Middle Ages – Edward I. Condren: The Disappointments
of Criseyde – John V. Fleming: Madame Eglentyne: The Telling of the Beads – Matthew Brosamer: The Cook, the Miller, and Alimentary
Hell – Eric Jager: The Shipman’s Tale: Merchant’s Time and Church’s Time, Secular and Sacred Space – George Hardin Brown:
Ansgar, Pragmatic Visionary – Margaret Bridges: Uncertain Peregrinations of the Living and the Dead: Writing (Hagiography)
as Translating (Relics) in Osbern Bokenham’s Legend of St. Margaret – Anita Obermeier: Joachim’s Infertility in the St. Anne’s
Legend – Joseph Nagy: A Pig for Samhain? – Michael Hanly: Marriage, War, and Good Government in Late-Fourteenth-Century
Europe: The De regimine principum Tradition in Langland, Mézières, and Bovet – Terri Bays: «I xal excusyn þe & ledyn
þe & bryngyn þe a-geyn in safte». Liturgy and Authority in The Book ofMargery Kempe – Thomas Hahn: Christian
Diaspora in Late Medieval, Early Modern Perspective: A Transcription of the Treatise Decem nationes Christianorum.