Pedagogy Intellectuals and Dissent in the Later Middle Ages

Author: Rita Copeland
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139427982
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This book is about the place of pedagogy and the role of intellectuals in medieval dissent. Focusing on the medieval English heresy known as Lollardy, Rita Copeland places heretical and orthodox attitudes to learning in a long historical perspective that reaches back to antiquity. She shows how educational ideologies of ancient lineage left their imprint on the most sharply politicized categories of late medieval culture, and how radical teachers transformed inherited ideas about classrooms and pedagogy as they brought their teaching to adult learners. The pedagogical imperatives of Lollard dissent were also embodied in the work of certain public figures, intellectuals whose dissident careers transformed the social category of the medieval intellectual. Looking closely at the prison narratives of two Lollard preachers, Copeland shows how their writings could serve as examples for their fellow dissidents and forge a new rapport between academic and non-academic communities.

A Concise Companion to Middle English Literature

Author: Marilyn Corrie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118835972
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This concise companion examines contexts that are essential tounderstanding and interpreting writing in English produced in theperiod between approximately 1100 and 1500. The essays in the bookexplore ways in which Middle English literature is 'different' fromthe literature of other periods. The book includes discussion ofsuch issues as the religious and historical background to MiddleEnglish literature, the circumstances and milieux in which it wasproduced, its linguistic features, and the manuscripts in which ithas been preserved. Amongst the great range of writers and writingsdiscussed, the book considers the works of the most widely readMiddle English author, Chaucer, against the background of theperiod that he both typifies and subverts. An accessible resource that examines contexts essential tounderstanding and interpreting writing of the Middle Englishperiod Chapters explore the distinctiveness of Middle Englishliterature Brings together discussion and analysis by an internationalteam of Middle English specialists, incorporating fresh materialand new insights Includes analysis of Chaucer's writings, and considers them inrelation to the work of his Middle English predecessors,contemporaries and successors Incorporates discussion of issues steering the perception ofMiddle English literature in the present day

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literature

Author: Ralph Hexter
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195394011
Format: PDF
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The 28 challenging yet accessible essays in this handbook represent the best of current thinking in the study of Latin language and literature in the Middle Ages. This book affords insight into the field's complexities and into future possibilities for the work essential to the pursuit of medieval Latin studies.

Gender Piety and Production in Fourteenth Century English Apocalypse Manuscripts

Author: Renana Bartal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351565869
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Gender, Piety, and Production in Fourteenth-Century English Apocalypse Manuscripts is the first in-depth study of three textually and iconographically diverse Apocalypses illustrated in England in the first half of the fourteenth century by a single group of artists. It offers a close look at a group of illuminators previously on the fringe of art historical scholarship, challenging the commonly-held perception of them as mere craftsmen at a time when both audiences and methods of production were becoming increasingly varied. Analyzing the manuscripts? codicological features, visual and textual programmes, and social contexts, it explores the mechanisms of a fourteenth-century commercial workshop and traces the customization of these books of the same genre to the needs and expectations of varied readers, revealing the crucial influence of their female audience. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of English medieval art, medieval manuscripts, and the medieval Apocalypse, as well as medievalists interested in late medieval spirituality and theology, medieval religious and intellectual culture, book patronage and ownership, and female patronage and ownership.

Does It Really Mean That Interpreting the Literary Ambiguous

Author: Kathleen Dubs
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443827495
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However disconnected the essays in the volume might appear to be at first glance, the unifying factor is the very notion of ambiguity—which is one of the essential features of the postmodern age: how it can be defined as opposed to what it means or is, where it can be found, to what purposes it can be put, including questions of whether it is a positive or negative factor. But this, of course, is not a new phenomenon. Writers have always depended on equivocation, multiplicity of meaning, uncertainty of meaning—deliberate mystification one might say. Language itself is the base of ambiguity not only in literature but in everyday public discourse. Thus the papers in the volume should appeal not only to scholars working in the fields of modern or postmodern literature, but those who see the importance of ambiguity in the earlier texts, and perhaps their influences in later writing. Finally the essays included here not only provide specific analyses and proposed solutions for specific works or authors they also open the reader to other appearances of ambiguity, often not simply in literature or critical theory, but in the kinds of social issues the literary works deals with.

Bereit zum Konflikt

Author: Oliver Auge
Publisher:
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Die Ausdifferenzierung der mittelalterlichen Gesellschaft ging mit Konflikten einher, die teils spontaner Natur waren, teils jedoch auch gezielt herbeigeführt wurden. Angesichts aktueller Diskussionen um Integrations- und Differenzierungsprozesse wird in diesem Band, der die Beiträge einer internationalen und interdisziplinären Tagung des Mittelalterzentrums Greifswald und des Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskollegs Greifswald in sich vereint, der Blick auf Phänomene der Konfliktentstehung und der Konfliktbewältigung gerichtet. Vertreterinnen und Vertreter der Geschichtswissenschaft, Anglistik, Germanistik und Romanistik, der Mittelalterarchäologie sowie der Kunstgeschichte kommen dabei zu Wort

Chaucer and the culture of dissent

Author: Frances Mary McCormack
Publisher: Four Courts Pr Ltd
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Chaucer and the culture of dissent investigates the links between Chaucer's Parson s Tale and Lollard discourse and ideas. From the moment the Parson is introduced in the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales suggestions of Lollardy surround him. Chaucer therefore invites (or even dares) his reader to go in search of Lollard codes in the Parson's Tale. This book balances a literary and historical approach to reading Chaucer's Parson's Tale. Here, Frances McCormack considers the evidence of Chaucer's connection to the movement and analyzes the similarities between the Parson's language and Lollard sect vocabulary. She investigates whether Chaucer made use of a Wycliffite version of the Bible in writing the tale, and considers whether the Parson expounds any points of Lollard doctrine.