Socioliterary Practice in Late Medieval England

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OUP Oxford, 6 gru 2001 - 238
Socioliterary Practice in Late Medieval England bridges the disciplines of literature and history by examining various kinds of literary language as examples of social practice. Readings of both English and Latin texts from the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries are grounded in close textual study which reveals the social positioning of these works and the kinds of ideological work they can be seen to perform. Distinctive new readings of texts emerge which challenge received interpretations of literary history and late medieval culture. Canonical authors and texts such as Chaucer, Gower, and Pearl are discussed alongside the less familiar: Clanvowe, anonymous alliterative verse, and Wycliffite prose tracts.

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Constructing Social Realities Wynnere and Wastoure Hoccleve and Chaucer
Pearlor The Jewellers Tale
Unfixing the King Gowers Cronica Tripertita and Richard the Redeless
The Regal Image of Richard II and the Prologue to the Legend of Good Women
From pig to man and man to pig The 1381 Uprisings in Chaucers The Nuns Priests Tale
Blessed are the horny hands of toil Wycliffite Representations of the Third Estate
Coded Birds and Bees Unscrambling Mum and the Sothsegger and The Boke of Cupide
Adieu Sir Churl Lydgates The Churl and the Bird
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